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Embedded Excel table not printing in PDF

Posted on 2010-09-14
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Hi all,

My company uses Excel tables in a Word document to create invoices which are then printed to PDF format and sent out to clients.

The table can be opened in Excel and edited with new figures before the invoice is created. This has worked absolutely fine with Adobe Acrobat Standard 6 until the PC was recently rebuilt.

Now, whenever we try to PDF the invoices the Excel sheet appears as a black rectangle.

I have seen another solution asking to change the way you import the table into Word to resolve this issue, but as we've already had this working fine until recently, I didn't think that this solution would fit.

Can anyone help?

Thanks
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Question by:snrx
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by:steverice
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Don't use Adobe. It's useless bloatware!

Rant out of the way, have you considered using another pdf writer. We use CutePDF. it's free, it's small and above all, it's not Adobe.

http://www.cutepdf.com/.

Alternatively, if you use Office 2007 or later, you could use the in built pdf writer File>save As>PDF or XPS
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by:snrx
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Ha! Sadly, I know how bad Adobe is. I've already tried CutePDF, but I haven't used any of the built-in solutions as yet. I'll give it a go now.

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by:MINDSUPERB
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snrx,

You may do the following actions as a try.

1. Set your Adobe PDF as the default printer.
2. This might be a setting issue in your Excel program. So, in your Excel, Go to Page Setup, then in Sheet tab ensure that "Black and white" and Draft quality are not checked.

Sincerely,

Ed
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This is now resolved. The problem was the way that the Word document was being saved in Office 2007.

We saved the file as a .DOC instead of a .DOCX and the OLE Excel table printed perfectly as a PDF when we tried to convert.

Thanks for you help.
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