Can we batch process Word DOC to Acrobat PDF files?

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by fitwell, Dec 5, 2005.

  1. fitwell

    fitwell Guest

    Just out of curiousity, because I couldn't see how to do this and I
    was required to convert 308 Word document yesterday to PDF format.

    Tx.
     
    fitwell, Dec 5, 2005
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  2. fitwell

    Whiskers Guest

    On 2005-12-05, fitwell <> wrote:
    > Just out of curiousity, because I couldn't see how to do this and I
    > was required to convert 308 Word document yesterday to PDF format.
    >
    > Tx.


    MS word apparently cannot do this. The free Open Office can import MS
    Word files and export PDF files - but you may need to manually edit the
    text to get rid of Microsoft's non-standard characters etc.

    I don't know of any utility to do precisely what you are asking, but I
    wouldn't be surprised if there are commercial products or services
    available.

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    Whiskers, Dec 5, 2005
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  3. fitwell wrote:
    > Just out of curiousity, because I couldn't see how to do this and I
    > was required to convert 308 Word document yesterday to PDF format.
    >
    > Tx.
    >

    Select all the DOC files, right click and select "Convert to PDF".
    Oh yeah, you'll need Acrobat installed.
    Acrobat Pro 7 does it, I'm not sure about the earlier versions.
     
    ::Your Name Here::, Dec 7, 2005
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  4. fitwell

    fitwell Guest

    On Wed, 07 Dec 2005 20:40:14 +1100, ::Your Name Here:: <"::Your Name
    Here::"@dotcomdotaudotcom> wrote:

    >fitwell wrote:
    >> Just out of curiousity, because I couldn't see how to do this and I
    >> was required to convert 308 Word document yesterday to PDF format.
    >>
    >> Tx.
    >>

    >Select all the DOC files, right click and select "Convert to PDF".
    >Oh yeah, you'll need Acrobat installed.
    >Acrobat Pro 7 does it, I'm not sure about the earlier versions.


    Hi, it sounds like we're selecting this "Convert to PDF" from the
    context menu which is Windows Explorer?

    I believe we have v6. I'll have to check again at the office.

    That would have saved me a lot of time last week, didn't think to see
    if anything put in the context menu for PDF.

    Pls confirm and thanks.
     
    fitwell, Dec 11, 2005
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  5. fitwell

    why? Guest

    On Sun, 11 Dec 2005 09:04:24 -0500, fitwell wrote:

    >On Wed, 07 Dec 2005 20:40:14 +1100, ::Your Name Here:: <"::Your Name
    >Here::"@dotcomdotaudotcom> wrote:
    >
    >>fitwell wrote:
    >>> Just out of curiousity, because I couldn't see how to do this and I
    >>> was required to convert 308 Word document yesterday to PDF format.
    >>>
    >>> Tx.
    >>>

    >>Select all the DOC files, right click and select "Convert to PDF".
    >>Oh yeah, you'll need Acrobat installed.
    >>Acrobat Pro 7 does it, I'm not sure about the earlier versions.

    >
    >Hi, it sounds like we're selecting this "Convert to PDF" from the
    >context menu which is Windows Explorer?


    Yes.

    Highlight the files, right click, select the option.

    >I believe we have v6. I'll have to check again at the office.


    Same on v6.

    Taking a .htm file as an example, has 2 context entries

    Convert to Adobe PDF
    Combine in Adobe Acrobat

    >That would have saved me a lot of time last week, didn't think to see
    >if anything put in the context menu for PDF.


    Sometimes the issue is too many things on the context menu :)

    >Pls confirm and thanks.


    Me
     
    why?, Dec 11, 2005
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