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Old 01-11-2010, 02:15 AM   #1
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Help! Anyone can tell me how to convert word to PDF

Anyone can tell me how to convert word to PDF

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There are plenty of possibilities out there. Are you on Windows or Mac? Which version of Word? Maybe you google for PDF-printer or "pdf addon for word".
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Anyone can tell me how to convert word to PDF
Free Sun Openoffice.org writer will import Word doc & export as PDF

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Old 01-11-2010, 01:39 PM   #4
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There are plenty of possibilities out there. Are you on Windows or Mac?
Chuckle. Weren't paying too much attention to the name there, eh?


If you have a recent version of Word, there should be an export to PDF option right inside Word.

If not, then you can either use a free Word replacement like OpenOffice or AbiWord, or, if the document is not too complex, use your older version of Word to save as rtf or html, and then convert through calibre.

And there are other options too...
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Old 01-11-2010, 04:47 PM   #5
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SINCE you are (presumably) on an iMac, just print the document. Select "Print to PDF" at the bottom, and then give a filename if/when asked. Simple!!
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Old 01-11-2010, 04:58 PM   #6
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If any Windows users are wondering the same thing, from MS Word, select Print, then from the printer select drop-down menu, select PDF*** (mine says PDF995). The doc will not print, but will be saved as a PDF file.
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Old 01-11-2010, 05:33 PM   #7
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If any Windows users are wondering the same thing, from MS Word, select Print, then from the printer select drop-down menu, select PDF*** (mine says PDF995). The doc will not print, but will be saved as a PDF file.
No, this is not an option by default. You'd have to have PDF995 installed for that to work (which I recall being a very obnoxious program)..

Users with Adobe Acrobat installed would choose "Acrobat Distiller" instead.

However, with Word 2007+ there should be an option to export to PDF that does not use a virtual printer at all.

Same goes for (even older) versions of Open Office.
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Old 01-11-2010, 06:13 PM   #8
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Just to be a corporate stooge here for a moment you can also try Adobe's online service it is a pay service, but there is a free trial available. I find it useful for when you are at a machine where you don't what to install software.
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Old 01-21-2010, 06:44 PM   #9
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If any Windows users are wondering the same thing, from MS Word, select Print, then from the printer select drop-down menu, select PDF*** (mine says PDF995). The doc will not print, but will be saved as a PDF file.
I prefer docuPrinter LT from Neevia.com. It interfaces like a printer but includes macros for word and office products that can make the PDF a lot smarter by including TOC and links and other features.

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Old 01-22-2010, 07:00 PM   #10
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Free Sun Openoffice.org writer will import Word doc & export as PDF
Oh excellent, I have OpenOffice and Word so that's great, didn't know you could do that. Appreciate it!
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Old 01-24-2010, 03:32 AM   #11
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Oh excellent, I have OpenOffice and Word so that's great, didn't know you could do that. Appreciate it!
Little tip on making PDFs for your reader with OpenOffice.org: if you set the page size for your ebook to the same size as your ereader's screen, when you do a page preview you will see what your ebook will look like on your reader.
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OpenOffice Writer doesn't support OpenType features or metric kerning yet does it? I recall the last time I used it to export PDF, it failed to include my OpenType fonts at all. Has that been resolved?
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The newest version 3.2 will support open type fonts. It's currently in pre-release testing.

As far as I know, it's always done kerning (though you need to turn it on manually, just like you do in Word).

If you really want to make full use of your open type fonts though, I suggest XeLaTeX.
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Old 01-25-2010, 02:36 AM   #14
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The newest version 3.2 will support open type fonts. It's currently in pre-release testing.

As far as I know, it's always done kerning (though you need to turn it on manually, just like you do in Word).

If you really want to make full use of your open type fonts though, I suggest XeLaTeX.
I am a seasoned InDesign user and don't really need or care about TeX, so it's mostly academic; I was just curious since I sometimes use my netbook when creating shorter documents that I prefer to output to PDF for printing at work, and a portable OpenOffice is for me much more useful on that tiny 7" screen. However, last time I used it, the export to PDF ignored the OpenType fonts I was using.

Maybe I'll take a look at the most recent version and see if that works.
Thanks for the heads up about 3.2.
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Actually, somewhat ironically, XeLaTeX has better support for opentype fonts than even InDesign, if I'm not mistaken.

I also think in general (Xe)(La)TeX is better than InDesign -- in fact, I recently wrote to a publisher of one of my recent works, who used InDesign for layout, telling them I was rather unhappy with the output, and provided something I had typeset with XeLaTeX, and included a list of seven ways that my typesetting was better than their professional typesetting, even though I'm an amateur, and even the publisher agreed with me.

In fairness, however, it could well be that the typesetter in question was just incompetent, and the fault is not with InDesign itself.
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