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PDF, Access 2007 and merge

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Our company is soon changing to office 2007 from 2003. In the access 2003 system we use adobe acrobat to generate PDF reports and to merge them to one file.

I know that office 2007 can save reports as PDF and I have a feeling that this is much faster and easier than calling adobe acrobat all the time. But as mention before we also use adobe acrobat to merge the PDF reports to one file. Can some one tell if this in some way is possible only by using access 2007?  
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The purpose of the addin for 2007 is to allow you to email an attachment as PDF ... I don't believe it's a full-featured PDF program like Adobe. If you must merge your reports you'll probably still need to automate Adobe as you're doing now.
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http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=F1FC413C-6D89-4F15-991B-63B07BA5F2E5&displaylang=en

2007 Microsoft Office Add-in:

Microsoft Save as PDF Brief Description

This download allows you to export and save to the PDF format in eight 2007 Microsoft Office programs. It also allows you to send files as e-mail attachments in the PDF format in a subset of these programs.
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As you can see it also allows you to save as PDF, also by vba code.
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Scott McDaniel (Microsoft Access MVP - EE MVE ) earned 500 total points
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True, but my understanding of this is that it's simply a "Print to PDF" type of operation, not a true rendering of a PDF. That said, I don't use 2007 much so have no real experience with this process. You can't automate anything with this method - there is no PDF "object" in your database, unlike when you reference Adobe - so I'd still assume the answer is no, you cannot merge files into one PDF.
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Okay, thank you for your explanation
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