MS Word to .pdf conversion

Miroslaw Lawczys
Joined: 27 Oct 2009

Re: MS Word to .pdf conversion

Posted:19 Oct 2011 (19:45 UTC)
Many thanks! I'll do that. I hope this post will help any other PrestoPhoto users who are using MS Word to create their books.
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Re: MS Word to .pdf conversion

Posted:19 Oct 2011 (15:42 UTC)
Miroslaw,

Pertaining to embedding the fonts you can view this link: http://www.techtalkz.com/microsoft-office/114083-word-2007-save-pdf-will-not-embed-fonts.html

"On the Save to PDF dialog, check the 'Options' button and check the ISO 19005-1 compliant box. This should embed the TNR font in the PDF. Without this box checked, the PDF uses resident fonts when viewed."

The 2007 should default RGB and be ok with any adjustments.

Output file - save the largest file size you can.

If you have any further questions pertaining to word uploads we would love to help you directly, please email us at support@prestophoto.com!

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Miroslaw Lawczys
Joined: 27 Oct 2009

Re: MS Word to .pdf conversion

Posted:18 Oct 2011 (20:19 UTC)
Hi,

Your reply did not answer my question. I do know how to convert to .pdf and I do not have a problem with this. MS Word 2007 has a default pdf converter - I can save my Word file as .pdf. The problem is, in PrestoPhoto support regarding saving my work as .pdf file, you impose a lot of conditions such as: make sure all fonts are embedded, make sure they are embedded only once, make sure that you save with RGB profile, make sure your output .pdf file is at least version 1.3 or up etc. When I save my Word file to .pdf using default MS Word 2007 capabilities, I have no option to choose or see any of these. So the question is simple - if I create my photobook using MS Word 2007 where I use standard fonts which came with Windows 7 and I paste full resolution sRGB images right into Word document, and then if I save it directly from MS Word 2007 as .pdf file using default MS Word 2007 pdf converter, will this be OK for printing in PrestoPhoto?
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Re: MS Word to .pdf conversion

Posted:18 Oct 2011 (16:59 UTC)
Greetings from PrestoPhoto!

If you have a pc here is a good tutorial for showing how to convert a Word file to a PDF: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=285k89NL7UY

This link should help you if you have a Mac: http://8help.osu.edu/3017.html

Here is a link to trouble shooting with different programs that are able to be used for book making software. Just in case there is another program that you have access to that might be a bit easier. http://www.prestophoto.com/software

If you have any further questions let us know and we will do our best to help.

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Miroslaw Lawczys
Joined: 27 Oct 2009

MS Word to .pdf conversion

Posted:17 Oct 2011 (22:04 UTC)
I read all your PDF creation tips and, not being a PDF expert, it is confusing. Many things to remember and to take into account. I would like to create a simple photobook from the MS Word document. I have MS Word 2007 which has an option to save as .pdf file. But, when saving, I do not know whether it embeds fonts (there is no option), which version of .pdf file it creates etc. In summary, no options you are talking about in your tips. But the pdf files which are created look exactly the same as my Word file. I use only text with standard Arial or Times Roman font using polish characters. I did not install any special fonts - just the ones which came with Windows 7 and MS Word 2007. I copy and paste full size digital jpeg photos (sRGB color profile) into MS Word. Any tips on how to ensure that what I save as .pdf from MS Word will be what I get when you publish my .pdf book?