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  • Csound1 Level 7 Level 7 (32,395 points)
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    Mar 1, 2013 7:55 PM (in response to geaggon)

    What software?

  • swimmyz Calculating status...
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    Mar 2, 2013 10:51 PM (in response to Rebecca&Jan)

    Mac won't let you save a PDF form as a pdf after you've edited the form. It will only let you save a blank copy.  I tried downloading the Cup-PDF but got an error message when I tried to open the program... See screenshot.  Is there a program we can download that will let me save a PDF form as a PDF?cups-pdf error.jpg

  • Csound1 Level 7 Level 7 (32,395 points)
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    Mar 3, 2013 6:42 AM (in response to swimmyz)
    1. You have set your security not to allow install of 3rd party apps, change it.

     

    System Preferences>Security>General

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  • pjdube Level 3 Level 3 (830 points)
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    Mar 13, 2013 12:50 PM (in response to Rebecca&Jan)

    Have you tried automator?

     

    Try this:

     

    1.JPG

     

    Here is the applescript for you to paste in Run Applescript:

     

    property theList : {"doc", "docx"}

     

    on run {input, parameters}

              set output to {}

              tell application "Microsoft Word" to set theOldDefaultPath to get default file path file path type documents path

              repeat with x in input

                        try

                                  set theDoc to contents of x

                                  tell application "Finder"

                                            set theFilePath to container of theDoc as text

     

                                            set ext to name extension of theDoc

                                            if ext is in theList then

                                                      set theName to name of theDoc

                                                      copy length of theName to l

                                                      copy length of ext to exl

     

                                                      set n to l - exl - 1

                                                      copy characters 1 through n of theName as string to theFilename

     

                                                      set theFilename to theFilename & ".pdf"

     

                                                      tell application "Microsoft Word"

      set default file path file path type documents path path theFilePath

                                                                open theDoc

                                                                set theActiveDoc to the active document

      save as theActiveDoc file format format PDF file name theFilename

                                                                copy (POSIX path of (theFilePath & theFilename as string)) to end of output

      close theActiveDoc

                                                      end tell

                                            end if

                                  end tell

                        end try

              end repeat

              tell application "Microsoft Word" to set default file path file path type documents path path theOldDefaultPath

     

     

              return output

    end run

  • applefruitie Calculating status...
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    Sep 13, 2013 3:20 AM (in response to Rebecca&Jan)

    There is a easy way out... you have to just install chrome browser, open the file using "open with" using chrome and use print option...this will get you the option to print pdf

  • PJ\'sPal Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)
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    Dec 13, 2013 10:23 AM (in response to Csound1)

    Csound1:

     

    Any file, but for an Adobe file, can be printed out into a PDF format or saved into a PDF format using Apple's built in capabilities. 

     

    If you try to print  from an Adobe Filiable form that someone created and save it as a pdf file, the print is disabled. They require you to use a "save as" option instead. 

     

    The save as option does nothing to flatten or remove the fillable part of the file.  That is why we are all looking for a print driver like they have on the PC.  Also, fonts are not always embedded so flattening the PDF file would help in those cases as well.

     

    There use to be an Adobe Printer Driver on the mac that one could use but I don't see it available anymore.

     

    Just because you think you can print and save forms in a PDF, does not mean there are others pushing the boundary and fiing limits.

  • PJ\'sPal Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)
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    Dec 13, 2013 10:25 AM (in response to pjdube)

    Pjdube: 

     

    Can you explain what the automater is supposed to do.

    I see microsoft word being used and am unsure what that is supposed to accomplish.

  • Csound1 Level 7 Level 7 (32,395 points)
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    Dec 13, 2013 10:27 AM (in response to PJ\'sPal)

    PJ\'sPal wrote:

     

    Csound1:

     

    Any file, but for an Adobe file, can be printed out into a PDF format or saved into a PDF format using Apple's built in capabilities. 

     

    If you try to print  from an Adobe Filiable form that someone created and save it as a pdf file, the print is disabled. They require you to use a "save as" option instead. 

     

    The save as option does nothing to flatten or remove the fillable part of the file.  That is why we are all looking for a print driver like they have on the PC.  Also, fonts are not always embedded so flattening the PDF file would help in those cases as well.

     

    There use to be an Adobe Printer Driver on the mac that one could use but I don't see it available anymore.

     

    Just because you think you can print and save forms in a PDF, does not mean there are others pushing the boundary and fiing limits.

    The adobe print driver comes with Acrobat Reader, a free download.

  • Richard E. Cooke Level 2 Level 2 (220 points)
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    Dec 13, 2013 10:49 AM (in response to PJ\'sPal)

    Its a macro to get MS Word (which you must have installed) to open the file and do a "save as" to the same name but in PDF format.

     

    Do all version of Office for MAC include a "save as" to PDF?  I use Open Office, its free and has that built in.

  • Csound1 Level 7 Level 7 (32,395 points)
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    Dec 13, 2013 10:52 AM (in response to Richard E. Cooke)

    From memory I believe that only Office 2011 includes Save as PDF.

  • PJ\'sPal Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)
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    Dec 13, 2013 10:59 AM (in response to Csound1)

    The "Save as PDF" option is part of the print command window.

     

    I uninstalled the Adobe Reader.  I will reinstall to see if that is an issue.

  • Csound1 Level 7 Level 7 (32,395 points)
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    Dec 13, 2013 11:04 AM (in response to PJ\'sPal)

    PJ\'sPal wrote:

     

    The "Save as PDF" option is part of the print command window.

    And it also appears in the Office 2011 file menu as Save as. No need for the print dialog.

     

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  • PJ\'sPal Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)
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    Dec 13, 2013 11:08 AM (in response to PJ\'sPal)

    Adobe Reader XI is having errors upon install.   I have no patience to deal with their cryptic error message presently.  I don't know if this is a java issue or what.   I really wish we could just drag and drop the app from a reliable source and eliminate the java scripts.

  • Csound1 Level 7 Level 7 (32,395 points)
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    Dec 13, 2013 11:09 AM (in response to PJ\'sPal)

    Consult Adobe's tech support.

  • PJ\'sPal Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)
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    Dec 13, 2013 11:11 AM (in response to Csound1)

    Csound1:

     

    OK. Thanks for the shortcut.

     

    We don't have any problem printing word documents or excel documents into a PDF file.

    It is the Acrobat files themselves that are causing the problem. 

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