Re: Word 2000, Acrobat 4.0, and page breaks

Subject: Re: Word 2000, Acrobat 4.0, and page breaks
From: Dick Margulis <margulis -at- fiam -dot- net>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 18 Oct 2001 16:16:47 -0400


BEFORE you start Word:

1. Start > Settings > Printers
2. Find the printer named Distiller
3. Right click and make this your default printer

When you open the document in Word, fix your widows and orphans. Your print preview will reflect what the PDF will look like.

NOTE: The above assumes that you have properly installed the CreatePDF macro to use Distiller rather than PDFWriter. In the latter case, set PDFWriter as your default printer. Then, first chance you get, uninstall Acrobat and reinstall it, selecting Distiller to work with the macro.

ALSO, as has been mentioned a few times in the last week, be sure you download the AdobePS print driver from and make that the driver that Distiller uses by default.

Finally, in Word, you can specify widow and orphan control in the style definitions.



Lorraine Kiewiet wrote:

I've searched the archives and did not find any discussion of this.

When I put the Word 2000 document into Print Preview, I can see that I have
no widows or orphans, section headings are where they belong, etc.

When I make a PDF file, Acrobat's output is not in synch with what Word
showed me in Print Preview.

I don't see any settings in Acrobat having to do with page layout. What's
the best way to manage this problem?

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