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How do you make a PDF file from a 20/20 kitchen design drawing file?

My wife works with a program called 20/20 design and needs to convert the drawing into a PDF file. The 20/20 program uses a USB license key and is CAD program which is kitchen industy propietary. I have tried to copy and paste to power point 2003 and it will not paste. My wife has done this many times before on her computer at work, however It will not work at home. THE QUESTION IS: How can she convert the drawing to a functioning PDF file?
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Echo_SCommented:
I am not familiar with 20/20 Design, but you might try using Paste Special in PPT and paste as EMF, then you can print to PDF (or however you typically convert your PPT files to PDF).
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Donnie616Author Commented:
Thank you, Echo S. I have never changed a PPT to a PDF. How do you do that? Also I am not familiar with EMF.
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Echo_SCommented:
Well, you said your issue was pasting the file into PPT.

I have tried to copy and paste to power point 2003 and it will not paste. My wife has done this many times before on her computer at work, however It will not work at home.

At least, that's what I thought you were saying. That your wife can copy the file into PPT at work, but not at home.

Let's start there. Are you able to paste 20/20 file into PPT as an EMF? (EMF is a vector format, which would be appropriate for a CAD-type file.)

Once it's in PPT, you can print PPT to a PDF printer driver. We can discuss that once I know you can get the image itself into PPT.

Then again, why not just print the file in 20/20 to a PDF printer driver? If that's the goal -- to get a PDF out of the 20/20 program -- then can you print in 20/20? If so, we may just need to set up a PDF driver for you and we can skip PowerPoint altogether.
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Donnie616Author Commented:
Sorry about the confusion. I was able to make the file  a bmp and then a jpeg and copy it into PPT. Now I still can not make the PPT into a PDF.  As for the other route, I have a PDF printer setting I can access in 20/20 however when it doesn't give the screen to save the file . Perhaps the PDF driver is bad. It is called PDF complete viewer and I read the help menu with no success. Thank you for helping me. I will try any of your suggestions.
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Echo_SCommented:
Ok, well, if you have a JPG or something on your PPT slide, you can either print that to PDF, or you can print the 20/20 file to PDF, whichever is easier.

Either way, you need a PDF driver.

If you think yours might be bad, try one of the ones listed here:

http://www.rdpslides.com/psfaq/FAQ00008.htm

Once you've installed them, you'd open the file in PowerPoint (or in 20/20) and choose File | Print to open the print dialog. Then in the dropdown area where you choose a printer, choose the PDF printer driver you just installed and then click the Print button.
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Donnie616Author Commented:
Thank you again, I will go to the link you posted and try a new PDF printer. Hopefully that will workout. Thanks
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Echo_SCommented:
Good luck with it!
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Donnie616Author Commented:
Thank you Echo S.!!!  I downloaded pdf995 and it worked! Thank you so much for your patience and help. Now my wife can complete her entry for the SubZero kitchen design contest. She thanks you profusely. The entry deadline is tomorrow and they would only accept a PDF file for the drawings. Thank you again.
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Donnie616Author Commented:
My wife is thrilled and now we can all sleep well tonight. Thank you.
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Echo_SCommented:
Glad to hear you got it working.
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