Re: Word 2003 to pdf WITH active links

Subject: Re: Word 2003 to pdf WITH active links
From: wendy_lewis -at- goodyear -dot- com
To: atypicaluser -at- gmail -dot- com
Date: Fri, 21 Apr 2006 12:32:40 -0400

Walter, Thanks for your, and many other people's, suggestions. I've
reinstalled each program twice and see the PDFMaker files being installed,
then they are gone.

One of the whirlers sent me the file and that seemed to fix
it. The icons were back, but didn't work.

Our IS dept is thinking that a recent push of a Microsoft update may have
caused it. I think that it could be a company script that disables Word
macros. There is also the possibility that all of the alpha/beta/crap
software that I've loaded on my box, to write about, could have caused a
compatibility problem. Regardless, it's not solved. They are putting some
big gun programmers on it this afternoon.

Wendy Lewis
Technical Writer
wendy_lewis at goodyear dot com

"Walter Campbell" <atypicaluser -at- gmail -dot- com>
04/21/2006 11:34 AM

"wendy_lewis -at- goodyear -dot- com" <wendy_lewis -at- goodyear -dot- com>
techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Re: Word 2003 to pdf WITH active links

I seem to recall some compatibility problems between Office 2003 and
Acrobat 7.0; this ringing bells with anyone else?

Wendy, you seem to have confirmed that the PDFMaker add-on wasn't
installed. You might try un/re-installing Acrobat to see if that solves
the problem. If it doesn't, download and install all available Acrobat
upgrades (I think there's a 7.0.5 and a 7.0.7).

Perhaps that will do the trick.

You mentioned that you tried to generate the PDF using the same method
that you'd use with Frame, but I don't think you mentioned the result. Did
you get a PDF? If so, I doubt it contained bookmarks and active hyperlinks
within the document. The "print to PDF" option can be used to convert any
printable file to a PDF, but the drawback is that you won't get
embellishments such as bookmarks and hyperlinks (unless the authoring tool
is Frame).

Good luck!

Walt Campbell
atypicaluser (at) gmail (dot) com


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