Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Creating PDF documents from Ms word using Acrobat

If you have already created your word document then you don't need to scan the printed document, you can do the following :

This method envolves creating a postscript file which is then converted to PDF format using Acrobat Distiller.
  • Open your document in Word
  • Create a postscript file
    • File > Print, tick the Print to file option in the Print dialogue box and click ok
  • Name your file and choose a location to save. Your document will be saved with a PRN extension
  • Exit Word
  • Open Adobe Acrobat Distiller
    • Start > PWF Programs > Utilities > Adobe Acrobat Distiller
  • Open your saved PRN file
  • Choose a location to save the PDF document

Option 2
  • Open your document in Word
  • Save your document as a web page
    • File > Save As, choose Web Page (*.htm; *.html)
  • Exit word
  • Open Adobe Acrobet Reader
    • Start > PWF Programs > Utilities > Adobe Acrobat
  • Open your newly created web page in Acrobat Reader
    •  File > Open
  • Change Files of type: from Adobe PDG Files (*.pdf) to All files (*.*)
  • Select your document from its saved location
  • A window entitled 'Download Status' will open giving you information about the conversion process from Word to PDF, once converted your document will open in Acrobat Reader.
  • Please note that this method will include file details in the header & footer of the PDF document.
  • Save your document

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