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Why cant I save some PDF files?

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May 4, 2011 7:47 AM

Why is it that for some PDF files under "Files" the "Save As..." function isnt working!

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  • Ronda Wilson Level 8 Level 8 (40,560 points)
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    May 4, 2011 10:35 AM (in response to Windspeed)

    You need to use the "Print" selection under the "File" menu. When the print dialog box comes up, you will have the opportunity to save as a PDF.

  • Ronda Wilson Level 8 Level 8 (40,560 points)
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    May 11, 2011 8:43 AM (in response to Windspeed)

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    My guess is that there is a difference in the way they are formatted.

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    May 13, 2011 6:38 PM (in response to Ronda Wilson)

    Hi Ronda,

     

    I have a similar question to the one you solved, re. saving as a PDF from a Word document.

     

    I've always followed the path in Word: File > Print > PDF button > Save as PDF. I just bought my new iMac and have run all the software updates. I've still got OfficeMac X (2003 version).

     

    When I tried to save my Word doc as a PDF, nothing happened. It didn't save at all, either as a PDF or any other format. Is this a compatibility issue? I use this function all the time, so if you can help me out it would be great!

     

    Thanks,

    Andrew

  • Ronda Wilson Level 8 Level 8 (40,560 points)
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    May 13, 2011 9:12 PM (in response to AndrewD)

    I'm sorry that I can't help you because I don't use Word. You may want to try posting in the iMac Discussions. If there is a compatibility issue with Word 2003 and the new iMacs, someone there is likely to have found it.

  • AndrewD Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    May 14, 2011 2:07 AM (in response to Ronda Wilson)

    Thanks, that was actually very helpful. I didn't know which group to post in before.

  • chrisfromhopewell Level 4 Level 4 (1,085 points)
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    May 14, 2011 5:39 AM (in response to Windspeed)

    You can't save it because it has certain protections that keep you from saving it. There is software however, that allows you to save and edit them.

  • Ronda Wilson Level 8 Level 8 (40,560 points)
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    May 14, 2011 7:39 AM (in response to AndrewD)

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  • Ronda Wilson Level 8 Level 8 (40,560 points)
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    May 25, 2011 4:27 PM (in response to Windspeed)

    You can change the name to anything you desire before saving it. It should automatically save as the document's own name. I usually add the date to the beginning of a title to quickly determine when I saved it. If you use the date in this form: 20110525, the PDFs will always be sorted according to date within a given folder.

     

    You can create a folder specifically for saved PDFs and can create a number of folders within that folder, according to subject (or source), if you wish.

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