Turn MS Word doc into PDF file with new Acrobat Distiller

Posted on 2006-04-24
Last Modified: 2008-01-09
Can anyone point me at a step-by-step walk through to make a Word Doc into a PDF file? I just upgraded from Acrobat Distiller 5 to 7 and I can't get the bugger to turn a Word doc into a pdf file. I've saved the Word doc both as .doc and as .xml and neither work. Acrobat Distiller 5 did pdfs for me with few problems. I'm pawing through theAcro  help doc and not finding any clues. Has Adobe made the corporate decision to ignore MS in hopes it will abruptly disappear?

Here's what it tells me (pretty much the same message for Word):

Start Time: Monday, April 24, 2006 at 18:30:10
Source: calendar2006.xml
Destination: I:\calendar2006.pdf
Adobe PDF Settings: C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Documents\Adobe PDF\Settings\Standard.joboptions
%%[ Error: syntaxerror; OffendingCommand: ? ]%%
%%[ Flushing: rest of job (to end-of-file) will be ignored ]%%
%%[ Warning: PostScript error. No PDF file produced. ] %%
Distill Time: 1 seconds (00:00:01)
**** End of Job ****
Question by:Decksawash
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    There are some programs you can use to easily convert from a word document to a pdf, for example
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     Or you can use this site to convert your file (so you don't need to install anything)

    or this one

    Or you may want to take a look at these programs
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    The software I always recommend for this is CutePDF Writer 2.5

    It is a completely free program that does the job well

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    Sorry, all. As stated in my title line, my intent was to use the Acrobat Distiller I had just bought for the purpose. I learned elsewhere on this site that my elderly Word program was the problem, so have moved Acrobat to my husband's computer which has the current version of Office Pro on it. Works fine there.

    Thanks anyway.

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