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How do I make Acrobat 8 keep the margins I have set in Word?

I have used Acrobat to create a PDF doument from a Word 2007 file, but it hasn't kept the margin settings, and has turned my 7 page Word doc into an 8 page PDF - any ideas?? I have produced a 7 page PDF from the Word document using Nuance PDF Creator - but i need to make Acrobat behave!

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SophTheMophAuthor Commented:
Obviously I mean MARGINS (whats a marguin?? a bit like a penguin maybe)
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John HurstBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
If you print the document (forget Adobe for a minute), does Word tell you that you are printing outside the margins? That may be the cause. I have not used Adobe 8 for a long time (Adobe V10 now) and as long as Word can print properly, Adobe will do the correct thing. ... Thinkpads_User
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SophTheMophAuthor Commented:
Word doesnt tell me I am printing outside the margins, it prints the 7 pages fine.
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John HurstBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Adobe 8 had a very short life span - it came out at the same time as Vista 64-bit but did not run properly. I went to Adobe 9 within 30 days of purchasing Adobe 8.

So given that, you might try repairing Adobe (Help, Repair Acrobat Installation) or even consider upgrading it.

In the meantime, see what happens to your Word 2007 document (again forgetting Adobe) if you use standard document margins. ... Thinkpads_User


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SophTheMophAuthor Commented:
In the meantime, see what happens to your Word 2007 document (again forgetting Adobe) if you use standard document margins. ...

If I change the margins it of course shifts my document around (still only 7 pages) - I could move things around so that I use standard margins, but I really just want to find out why Acrobat is not producing a PDF version of what is on my screen in Word.
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Paul SauvéRetiredCommented:
Hi Soph...,

Have you tried a virtual printer like Bullzip or Cutepdf?

It seems that it requires a patch for Print as pdf in Word 2007, I recommennd Bullzip (requires Ghostscript X86)... No ads & its FREE! But it doesen't render Hyperlinks... That's the advantage of Word Save as pdf

PaulS
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John HurstBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
I tried Word 2010 with Adobe V10 and no matter how I set my margins (standard 1" each side) or wider (0.5" each side), Adobe 10 follows the print format properly (that is, what I would print).

Do you have a non-standard screen resolution (so what you see is not exactly what you get)?

Can you try this document on a friend or colleague's machine with a newer version of Adobe?

.... Thinkpads_User
 
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SophTheMophAuthor Commented:
This issue was reported to me by a colleague  - she and others are having the issue with this particular document.  We all have standard screens

As I mentioned - I also have the issue when I use Acrobat BUT I have been able to create the PDF correctly with Nuance. (I am the only person who has Nuance loaded, my colleagues all use Acrobat)

It's very odd because we don't have any issues with other documents, it's just this one.  We don't have Acrobat 10 loaded anywhere to try it I'm afraid.
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SophTheMophAuthor Commented:
Paul S,

Thanks for your comments - I have no problem creating the PDF in another way, I just would like to get Acrobat to do what it's supposed to!
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John HurstBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Take a look in Adobe -> Preferences -> Page Layout to see if any of the settings here might help. This is from Adobe V10, and V8 might look a bit different. Also, I cannot reproduce the issue on my workstations so I do not know what settings to experiment with.

 AdobePageDisplayPreferences
... Thinkpads_User
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SophTheMophAuthor Commented:
Thanks - I have checked these settings and all appears normal.  Any other ideas?
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John HurstBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
>>> she and others are having the issue with this particular document.

Open this document in Word; open a blank document in Word; now copy the text from the first to the second; save the second; and try creating the PDF again.

I don't think it is necessarily an Adobe problem. Also, Adobe 8 is out of support and a known security risk (all versions before V9). So at some point, you might also consider upgrading.


 ... Thinkpads_User
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John HurstBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
SophTheMoph:  You said earlier "we don't have any issues with other documents, it's just this one"

Did you try remaking a completely new document from the content of the original document?

.... Thinkpads_User
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