Hi, I'm looking for a way to convert multiple word documents into PDF files. I'm running Adobe Acrobat 3D Version 8.1.2. It seems as if going to Advanced > Document Processing > Batch Processing and then using the Print All sequence will allow this to happen, but when I have selected the word documents I want to turn into PDFs, after I click "Run Sequence" I get a message in the progress window saying "Starting the application in which the file was created..." then Acrobat shuts down and nothing happens. Does anybody have any ideas as to why this is happening?
Thanks Bill. I tried turning off the "View Adobe PDF Results" option in the Adobe PDF printer settings, and I still have the same problem. The only way I can get PDFs produced is to manually open each word document, then save it as a PDF. I haven't had any luck with multiple PDF creation.
Hi Devyani, thanks for the suggestion, but there is no File > Create > Batch Create Multiple Files option in my version of Acrobat (Adobe Acrobat 3D Version 8.1.2).
I can go to File > Create PDF > From File and then select multiple documents in the browsing window to turn to PDFs, but the same problem occurs, namely that I get a message saying "starting the application in which the file was created..." then Acrobat shuts down and nothing happens.
The documents are all Microsoft Word documents.
Any other suggestions?
Apologies for making an incorrect suggestion. "Batch Conversion" is a feature in Acrobat 9 and above.
I'd suggest you use the "Open All" sequence > Double-click it to EDIT > For "2. Run Command On:" choose "Selected Folder" and BROWSE to the input folder. Similarly for "3. Select Output Location", you can choose "Same Folder as Original(s)", click OK and then "Run Sequence".
This would invoke the PDFMaker for conversion of Word documents to PDF and save the output PDF(s) at the folder mentioned, instead of printing and prompting to save the output each time Adobe PDF Printer is called.
Plus, could you please check if the Adobe PDF toolbar/menu options are there in Word and working fine?
When you said,
"The only way I can get PDFs produced is to manually open each word document, then save it as a PDF. I haven't had any luck with multiple PDF creation." Were you printing the Word documents to Adobe PDF Printer or using the PDFMaker options?
AbhigyanModi / Devyani - Yes, I am able to see the Adobe icons inside Word and they work fine.
Good news, though, the "Open All" sequence seems to be working for me! Thanks Devyani!
To answer your other question, Devyani, typically when I would make a PDF, I would open the document in Word, then click the "Convert to Adobe PDF" icon from the toolbar. This process would have to be repeated for each Word document.
Thank you very much to all who helped, the Open All sequence seems to be accomplishing what I would like.