Re: A Word autonumbering/PDF problem

Subject: Re: A Word autonumbering/PDF problem
From: Keith Hood <klhra -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com, Traci Pearson <Traci -at- PearsonTechComm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 18 Mar 2010 14:19:00 -0700 (PDT)

Is she using the same version of Word? Or did she recently switch from Word 2003 to Word 2007? Or change OS from XP to Vista?


--- On Thu, 3/18/10, Traci Pearson <Traci -at- PearsonTechComm -dot- com> wrote:

> From: Traci Pearson <Traci -at- PearsonTechComm -dot- com>
> Subject: A Word autonumbering/PDF problem
> To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
> Cc: "Katja Stokley" <katja -at- brokenclay -dot- org>
> Date: Thursday, March 18, 2010, 2:46 PM
> Hi all,
> A friend of mine has a problem when converting
> Word documents to PDFs. Everything used to work
> smoothly, but now some of the PDF bookmarks don't
> contain the autonumbering (just the heading text).
>
> If anyone can help her, she'd really appreciate it!
>
> Here's what she wrote:
>
> The Word documents have autonumbered headings
> (using the appropriate headline styles).
>
> Before:
> All documents were converted to PDF, with
> Preferences set to turn Word heading levels 1-9
> into PDF bookmarks. Bookmarks looked like "2.1
> Heading Text", and "3.1.4 Heading Text", as expected.
>
> Now:
> All documents are converted to PDF, with
> Preferences set to turn Word heading levels 1-9
> into PDF bookmarks. Most of the document
> bookmarks are fine, just as they were before. For
> several of the documents, the bookmarks now omit
> the number, and just say "Heading Text". The
> bookmarks are still at the correct levels (ie, a
> level 3 Word heading becomes a level 3 PDF
> bookmark). The document author did not change the
> heading styles in Word. The numbers still appear
> in the text of the PDF document, just not in the
> bookmarks. The problem is on a per-document basis
> - either all the bookmarks in a given document
> are fine, or all of them are missing the numbers.
>
>
>
> Traci Pearson
> Pearson Technical Communication
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