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From: "Cheri Casper" <>
Subject: RE: [TMG] PDF file for TMG reports
Date: Thu, 18 Jul 2002 08:39:27 -0700
Elizabeth - Try the feature available in Word to "Print to File." (For
WordPerfect users, this is Print to Disk). This is different from "Saving
to Disk." Your printer should be able to use the file to make your book.
See Word's Help features for instructions on Printing a Document to a File.
With the assistance of your printing company, you should be able to work out
a solution that does not require PDF. The printing company doesn't even
need to have Word installed on their computers to use this file if it is
"printed" versus "saved."
This was the method that was used during my tenure as business and
production manager of the Gonzaga University Law Review. We created the
document and printed it to disk. Then the disk was taken to a printer who
ran off the books for us. It worked well and was a cost cutting measure as
what *we* printed to disk resulted in the final book. The cost of
typsetting was avoided. However, that also meant any errors that showed up
couldn't be blamed on someone else. <g>
From: Elizabeth Tilton [mailto:]
Sent: Thursday, July 18, 2002 6:27 AM
Subject: Re: [TMG] PDF file for TMG reports
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Many thanks to Bev, Sue, Richard, Walt and Ron, for their helpful replies
to my query about converting Word files to PDF. After checking out the
recommended websites as well as downloading the trial copy of pdfFactory, I
discovered somewhat by accident that I could perform that conversion
directly from Word 97. However in the course of all this flurry of activity
I did learn a lot about PDF files, how to make them and what what to do
I had taken my 50 page manuscript on a CD, created from TMG and edited to
include pictures and maps, to a local printer who had told me he could make
a printout directly from Word. However he was unable to replicate the
extensive formatting and said I should bring it as a PDF file with embedded
fonts, which would be set in concrete. After learning how to do that I
discovered an inconsistency in the data which requires some further
thinking about so I have yet to produce the file to see what he can do.
However I have been quite discouraged about this project now that I realize
how sensitive is the formatting of the document. If the PDF file does not
print out to my satisfaction I will just have to resort to the photocopy
machine as I have done previously.
I wonder, how do others produce the final output of their reports, the
bound copies which will go to family and libraries?
Many thanks for all the help provided on this list.
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