How do you convert? Do you use PDFMaker (Acrobat Addin/Tab) or Adobe PDF printer?
Would you be willing to share any sample form with us? I can possibly let you know what exactly needs to be done.
I had to use the Adobe PDF printer because MS Office 2010 does not support the PDFMaker tab. I finally got the text boxes with just text in them to come over to the PDF from the Word doc, but Word text boxes with pictures in them do not appear on the PDF (sometimes some did and others didn’t, didn’t know the reason because all of them had the same properties). However changing the element numbers on the selection pane seemed to make a difference..
Finally I had to just add pictures straight into Word without using the text box, to get them to appear on the PDF. Putting pictures in text boxes just made it easier to move them around in Word, and I had used it before without any problems. But just adding pictures and selecting “warp text though” seems to have the same result.
I converted the Word files I was having the trouble with, and overwrote the PDF files. When I tried to recreate a Word file with pictures inside text boxes, I didn’t have any trouble converting it into a PDF file. I think the sequence of creating the picture in a text box has something to do with the problem.
I will guess that the graphics are there, but you are seeing a blank place holder. In that case, go to the preferences and set the display to show smoothing for both graphics and fonts as well as display large images.
I went to preferences under Edit – page display. Under Rendering, show large images was already checked, smooth line and smooth images were also checked but were greyed out (couldn’t uncheck if I wanted to). I guess I will just use my workaround of not placing pictures in text boxes when converting Word docs to PDFs.
You mentioned Office 2010 does not support PDFmaker? Are you using Acrobat 9? For Acrobat X is compatible with 32 Office 2010.
What are formats of the images inserted in word doc? PDF printer generally takes everything into account and shows that in PDF. Is there a sample word doc to try?
Office 2010 Word does not support creating Acrobat 9 PDFs using the PDF tab on the top, it usually crashes Word so often an Adobe popup advised removing the add-in which was supposed to supported this. I normally now just create PDFs using Word’s print to PDF. Picture formats That I have used are jpg, gif, and png files.
yeah.that's true. Acrobat 9's PDFMaker is not compatible with Office 2010. Could you check if there is an issue with a particular type of image format? I suspect PNG for they carry transparency and Bill@VT has a valid point. Put 3 different formats of images with same property and then check.
Can't really touch the base till i try a sample document.
Attached is a Word doc with jpg, gif, png pictures, attached directly and also inserted into text boxes. Also included is a text box with text.
Example.PDF was created from the Word doc using print-to-PDF (nothing displayed in the PDF).
Example2.PDF was created by save-to PDF (everything was displayed in the PDF).
When removing the page background color, and creating the PDF using print-to-PDF (everything was displayed in the PDF).
It seems that if you do not use a page background color, PDFs can be created successfully doing the print-to or save-as.
If you do use a background color, you need to do the save-as.
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