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I have installed Adobe Acrobat 5 and Distiller 5 on XP, but the 'pdf' icon (for the file conversion into pdf format) is not showing up on Word and Excel 2003.  What could be wrong?   Adobe Acrobat 5 and Distiller 5 are surely under ‘Programs’.  
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Hi JohnLucania,
Acrobat 5 is incompatible with Word and Excel 2003. Office 2003 won't install the Acrobat 5 toolbar icons, and gives a warning message every time you launch Word or Excel if Adobe installed them.

I have the exact same set-up, and here is my workaround:
1) Print the document to file using a PostScript printer driver. I use either Apple LaserWriter 12/640 PS or Apple Color LaserWriter 12/660 PS depending on whether I want a gray scale or color pdf. It is not necessary to own the printer (I don't)--you just need to have the driver installed so you can print to file. Use a .PS file extension for the file.
2) Launch Acrobat 5 Distiller, and use the File...Open menu item to open the .PS file you just created.

Hoping to be helpful,

Brad
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What is the minimum version of Adobe Acrobat for Office 2003?
I know Adobe Acrobat  5 works for Office 2002.
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JohnLucania,
Adobe thinks you need Acrobat 7 (Standard or Professional) to be compatible with Office 2003. http://www.adobe.com/support/techdocs/317147.html
Brad
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Thanks much
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JohnLucania,
Thanks for the grade!
Brad
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