Re: Word 97 to PDF question

Subject: Re: Word 97 to PDF question
From: "Tim Altom" <taltom -at- simplywritten -dot- com>
To: "Linda McCulloch-Smith" <LMcCulloch-Smith -at- lgc -dot- com>, "TechDoc List" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Sat, 11 Mar 2000 16:15:58 -0500

If you're asking how you can make distiller automatically install bookmarks
from Word, the answer is "you can't". Word doesn't do PDFMark. Frame does,
and I think now PageMaker does.

If you're asking how to make distiller boot instead of printing through
PDFWriter (which is a printer driver, actually), you should install
Distiller Assistant as a new printer. Then when you want it to boot, you
print to it, just as you would to any other printer. Assistant then boots
Distiller.

One word of advice...have DA running when you select it. I've had it
frequently fail to boot, but if I had it already running, everything worked.

PDFWriter doesn't give you the control over things that DA does, such as
compression and optimization. It's intended as a quick-and-dirty solution.
Even with DA, you'll still have to install links yourself.

Tim Altom
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----- Original Message -----
From: Linda McCulloch-Smith <LMcCulloch-Smith -at- lgc -dot- com>
To: TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Sent: Friday, March 10, 2000 2:53 PM
Subject: Word 97 to PDF question


> I am trying to create a pdf file from Word 97. When I click the pdf button
> on the toolbar, select Use Acrobat Distiller on the General tab of the
> Acrobat PDF Maker 4.0 window, and click Create, the following message
opens:
>
> "You have selected to create a pdf file using Acrobat PDF Writer. When
using
> this option, PDF Maker's enhanced features are not available. The pdf file
> you are about to create will not contain bookmarks, links, etc. To create
a
> pdf file with these features you must use Acrobat Distiller. This option
is
> disabled if you do not have Acrobat Distiller installed."
>
> The Acrobat Distiller option is disabled on the message, yet Acrobat
> Distiller 3.01 and 4.0 are installed on my machine. The General tab of the
> Acrobat PDF Maker 4.0 window even notes that Acrobat 3.x is installed.
>
> How do I get Word 97 to recognize that Distiller 4.0 is installed, so that
I
> can create bookmarks, etc., in my pdf file?
>
> Thanks.
> Linda
>
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