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Adobe Acrobat 9 How-To #10: Using PDFMaker in Microsoft Word

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Acrobat 9 works directly with Microsoft Word to make quick PDFs from Word documents. The default settings in the PDFMaker probably will be fine for many conversions, but you may want to customize some of the settings for your specific word processing needs. Donna L. Baker points out useful options for handling bookmarks, links, and other Word specialties.

Converting Portions of Word Documents

All Office PDFMakers in Windows now offer an option to create a PDF from subsets of the file as well as the entire document. If you want to share information on a particular table on one page of your annual report, for example, select the content on the page and follow these steps:

  1. Choose Adobe PDF > Convert to Adobe PDF to open the Save PDF File As dialog box.
  2. Name the file and click Options to display a dialog box in which you choose the content for conversion—the current selection, a page range, or the entire document.
  3. Choose the page features from the available options. The choices depend on the content you're converting. For example, you can't use bookmarks if you're converting a selection.
  4. Click OK to close the dialog box; then click Save to convert and save the PDF content.
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