Re: Excel to PDF-Is it possible?

Subject: Re: Excel to PDF-Is it possible?
From: "Jens Reineking" <J -dot- Reineking -at- interkomelectronic -dot- de>
To: "Kirk Turner" <royj -at- alltel -dot- net>
Date: Thu, 17 Nov 2005 15:04:15 +0100 (CET)

Have you tried creating a pdf directly from Excel? You don't mention this in your question.
Installing Acrobat should have resulted in an Adobe PDF menu in Excel where you can change
conversion setting and create pdfs, even from complete workbooks.
I don't know what you mean by editable, but at least with Acrobat 6 you can use the text selection
tool in the pdf.

Hope this helps,

Jens

<zitiere wer="Kirk Turner">
> Is there a way to convert a four-page Excel book to an attractive,
> editable PDF without purchasing (free is OK) 3rd party software? I've
> been banging my head against a brick wall with Acrobat 7 for a few hours
> now; it is almost midnight, and I've only managed to produce a PDF file
> that looks bad.
>
> I imported the Excel file into Word as a Microsoft Excel Worksheet
> Object; I converted the Excel file to a series of pictures in Word DOC
> file that actually looks OK, but isn't editable. When I try to convert
> the Excel book to Word, I get a nice file that outputs to only half a
> page vertically in the PDF. Maybe my conversion settings are incorrect,
> but I've looked at them numerous times to no avail.
>
> Next, I tried to scan the picture with the OCR function. What resulted
> was a PDF with huge expanses of empty space at the bottom of the pages.
> I can click the cursor inside the text, but when I punch "enter" or the
> space bar, the document jumps to another part of the page-nothing
> happens with the text.
>
> I Googled "Convert Word doc to PDF," and got nothing but a few pages of
> software sales sites interspersed with scattered "Covert Office files to
> PDF" for Acrobat, not a good sign.
>
> I need this PDF for a meeting with the doctors, lawyers, and Indian
> chiefs tonight. Does someone have any ideas?
>
> There has to be a way to get to a nice PDF from here.
>
> Kirk

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Excel to PDF-Is it possible?: From: Kirk Turner

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