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HI, i installed Creative Suite 2 on a Latitude D620 that has XP and Office 2007. The Creative Suite 2 also included Adobe Acrobat Professional 7. When i try to take a few word documents (about 5 docs) and combind those files into a PDF, I get and error that says: missing PDFMaker files, and that you need to install it but you dont have the correct permissions. (i am logged in as an administrator). I have enabled the addin in word for adobe pdfmaker, i have repaired both adobe and office, i have unintalled adobe and reinstalled, i have renamed the normal.dot file, i have also tried updating adobe and office. I am not sure what else i can do?please help. thanks
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by:Karl Heinz Kremer
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Does it work for just one file? Does it work when you are in MS Word and use the Adobe PDF button on the toolbar? Do you actually see the Adobe PDF button on the MS Word toolbar?
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Here is a link to Adobe's trouble shooting tips for PDFMaker:
http://kb.adobe.com/selfservice/viewContent.do?externalId=317147&sliceId=1
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It does not work for even one file. I do not see the adobe pdf button on the toolbar in word.
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Follow the trouble shooting instructions, this is unfortunately not an uncommon problem.
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by:Joanne M. Orzech
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How are you actually trying to combine the PDFs?  That's an important thing to know - there are many ways to do it.
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by:Karl Heinz Kremer
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@JOrzech - in this case, it actually does not matter because we've already established that the PDFMaker macro is not showing up in MS Word. Whatever method scaughman is using does require PDFMaker (hence the error message referenced in the question). Once PDFMaker is working again, combining the files will be possible as well.

Also, we already kind of know: I'm pretty sure that scaughman is selecting the files in the file manager, right-clicking and selecting "Combine supported files in Acrobat..."  (or whatever the Acrobat 7 equivalent was).
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when i combine them i am in adobe acrobat and click to combine multi files, i select my files and then i hit ok. then  i get an error. I have also tried the way that khkremer has explained. i am looking into the adobe article and the troubleshooting.
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by:Joanne M. Orzech
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Well, I personally never use the PDFMaker - it's caused nothing but problems.

When I convert my Word docs or whatever to PDF, I just File > Print > Adobe PDF ....and have never had a problem.

It seems that khkremer will resolve this for you.



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Thanks for all your help. Adobe 7 pro is not compatiable with Office 2007 so i am going to upgrade. The KB article specified that, that could of been the issue so i called adobe to confirm that.
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