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Convert .doc files to PDF and retain 'structure' info
Authored by: ipox on Jan 09, '09 01:26:11PM

Hi there... long time listener, first time caller.

MS Office 2007 (note: for Windows) has a plugin to save as PDF or XPS. It is freely downloadable from office.microsoft.com. Unfortunately, it requires you to install it before installing Service Pack 1, or it will "phail". I use 2007 in a Boot Camped, Parallelsed Windows because I was thoroughly unimpressed with 2008 for Mac.

In this plugin there are many options, including the ability to add full bookmarking in the PDF, and I am pleased with it and recommend it (recall above to install before SP1). The only drawback is that NUMBERED headings aren't faithfully recreated with their numbers (they show up as just the heading text). In contrast, my favourite tool for creating PDFs, Acrobat Distiller, does add the full numbering, but costs like $500 which is :( .

This is kind of a Windows tip, however. :shiftyeyes:



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