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converting a file

Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by bratpak3, Aug 2, 2001.

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  1. bratpak3

    bratpak3 Thread Starter

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    I have a file that was created in Word 2000 and I need to convert it to a .pdf format. Will someone please tell me how to do this?

    Thanks!
     
  2. brianF

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    You would have to have a copy of acrobat to do it, it's not freeware.
     
  3. Davey7549

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    Yes Brian is correct and acrobat 5.0 is expensive. However there is an alternative that I use, I signed up at
    http://www.gohtm.com/ and they offer free conversion to pdf or html. It takes about 5 minutes and the product is
    e-mailed back to you. There is a 5 meg limit though. I'll
    e-mail over a sample conversion they did.
    Dave
     
  4. bratpak3

    bratpak3 Thread Starter

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    I have Adobe Acrobat 4.0 on my computer. Is this the program you're referring to?
     
  5. Davey7549

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    No acrobat reader 3.0 or 4.0 are free versions of only the reader.
    Dave
     
  6. bratpak3

    bratpak3 Thread Starter

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    Thanks for your suggestion, Davey. I tried gohtm.com and I keep getting an error message saying "Due to malformed syntax, the request could not be understood by the server. The client should not repeat the request without modifications." The file I'm trying to convert is 469KB and it is a .doc file. I don't understand what malformed syntax means...help!
     
  7. Davey7549

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    Malformed syntax could mean the location string was invalid
    Or something in your file was incorrect. I've never recieved a message like that from the site. When you requested the conversion did you browse to its location and double click the file you wanted? and then named it as you wished?
    Dave
     
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