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Creating pdfs using mac


Sasquatch

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Sasquatch

Having problems today with the print and save as pdf function. This is when I am converting either an excel or word file into a pdf. We use iMacs and the Mac version of the Microsoft suite. I can create pdfs as normal and they look fine this end but I've sent out a report today and my client and other people copied in can't read it. It's showing as a corrupt file their end. No changes at all to any software so I'm perplexed to be honest and not sure what to do. Any ideas?

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Snake Plissken

try forwarding it to another pc you can access, failing that your phone to rule out there wasn't a problem with what was sent or at their end. I'd be surprised if something simple like pdfs would be corrupted coming from word.

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Sasquatch

Not managed to sort it out as yet. I ended up re-sending the original word and excel files.

I have parallels desktop so can view the pdfs in a windows environment. All sorts of error messages and blank pages.

One of the recipients gave me a call and said he could view the file with no issues on his iPad but not on his windows based desktop pc. 

I suspect it's therefore something on the windows side rather than necessarily my problem (although of course it is my problem to sort out)

I hate these random IT anomalies. 

 

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I appreciate the Word and Excel formatting might not translate perfectly but a simple check would be to import the documents into Pages and Numbers and export to .pdf from there.

I had similar and entirely random problems with the MS suite on an iMac but exporting via Pages and Numbers worked fine. 

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Sasquatch
2 hours ago, Duck said:

I appreciate the Word and Excel formatting might not translate perfectly but a simple check would be to import the documents into Pages and Numbers and export to .pdf from there.

I had similar and entirely random problems with the MS suite on an iMac but exporting via Pages and Numbers worked fine. 

Thanks. I'll give it go.

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The XYY Man

Pdfs are for poofs...!!!

Real men get their secretaries to type documents out on a stencil and make copies on the Roneo-Vickers...!

After work, they should take them out to dinner - and shag them later in a cheap hotel...

 

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Don Coglione
On 10/02/2022 at 19:01, The XYY Man said:

Pdfs are for poofs...!!!

Real men get their secretaries to type documents out on a stencil and make copies on the Roneo-Vickers...!

After work, they should take them out to dinner - and shag them later in a cheap hotel...

 

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XYY

I keep reading the title of this thread on the home page as "Creating poofs using Mac", then smile at the symmetry of the last contributor being @The XYY Man. Imagine my surprise when finally opening the thread to see the above!

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