Re: Excel to PDF-Is it possible?

Subject: Re: Excel to PDF-Is it possible?
From: Ed Wurster <glassnet -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: Kirk Turner <royj -at- alltel -dot- net>
Date: Thu, 17 Nov 2005 18:09:45 -0500

Kirk Turner wrote:
> 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 use Acrobat 6 and Excel 2000 each month to produce a multi-sheet PDF.

FIrst, I disabled the auto startup of the distiller.

Set up a color laser jet driver that prints to file. I downloaded an
HP color pritner driver, and use that.

Select the Excel sheets with shift key held down. Then print to color
printer. Give the file a name, and you end up with "filename.ps."

I run the acrobat distiller separately, and drag this .ps file to the
distiller. Works almost every time.

A fair amount of time went into preparing the Excel worksheets, so
that the information is formatted to a legible font size when printed,
and so on. I have many charts embedded also.

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