RE: Acrobat Not Following Word Page Breaks

Subject: RE: Acrobat Not Following Word Page Breaks
From: Fred Ridder <docudoc -at- hotmail -dot- com>
To: <michelle -dot- despres -at- gmail -dot- com>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 1 Jun 2010 14:55:54 -0400

Michelle Despres wrote:

> I am using MS Word 2007 SP2 and Adobe Acrobat 9 Pro Extended version 9.3.2
> on XP Professional version 5.1.2600 SP 3.0.
> It might be more accurate to say that Adobe isn't following the margins, but
> its leading to incorrect page breaks. Imagine that when Acrobat converts
> the Word doc, it moves the text down half an inch, which causes the page to
> run over to the next page. It keeps the original page break, so I have a
> page in my pdf with half an inch of text. It seems to be happening on
> pages that start with a heading.
> These Word docs previously converted without an issue, and I am not sure
> what's changed.

What method are you using to generate the PDF? With the standard installation of Acrobat 9.x Professional and Word 2007, there are at least five different ways of producing a PDF, and not all of them work as well as the others. If you have not tried it, I would recommend trying the Save As > PDF or XPS command under the Office button. This method uses Word's built-in PDF generation capability rather than using any Adobe tool, and in our testing appeared to produce the most reliable, consistent results.

-Fred Ridder

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