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Author Topic: Converting Word doc to PDF getting text colour change  (Read 13285 times)
Cozwaz
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« on: February 09, 2011, 11:33:47 am »

Strange one here that I have not come across before.

I have put a excel spreadsheet into a word document and then gone to convert it to a PDF and all the text that is in green has turned to black when the document has been PDFd.

Any idea?

Thanks

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« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2011, 11:46:41 am »

What version of Adobe are you using?  Some versions I believe lose resolution and words get converted to all sorts of colours.

Can you set your default printer to color before saving to PDF?
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« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2011, 12:06:31 pm »

Hi Gee

Its not Adobe - its a free one.  Printer defaults are set to colour and fonts embeded - mystery. 

Thanks for the quick reply, it will just have to do as it is.

Coz
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« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2011, 04:00:12 pm »

Here may be a question that sounds silly, but why convert from excel to word to pdf?

Am not sure about anyone else, however my computer and excel package allow me to keep something in excel (in colourful mode!) and print to something called Cude PDF, and hey presto it is so!

Do you not have something like that?

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« Reply #4 on: February 09, 2011, 04:36:32 pm »

I can convert all of the Office applications to pdf...black/white and colour.
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« Reply #5 on: February 10, 2011, 11:15:35 am »

Hi Jess & Gee

Needed to put several pages together, some where publisher ones and some excel - wanted the publisher ones landscape and the publishes ones portrait and couldn't do it all in publisher as can't have both landscape and portrait pages in the same doc it seems.

I use Cute PDF and it was Cute that was changing he colours.

In the end somone who has Office 2010 sorted it, I use 2003 and there is no save as to PDF facility in 2003.

Not sure I am making sense as not 100% with it, feeling rather tired this morning and suffering with hayfever/allergies - itchy eyes are driving me mad!!

Coz
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« Reply #6 on: February 10, 2011, 12:05:05 pm »

Poor you.

I remember using an application that allowed you to add/insert/collate pages when they were converted to pdf.  Not sure if it was Adobe Read/Write but you could pdf separate documents, then collate and insert them where you wanted.

I see now what you were trying to do.  So frustrating when it doesn't work.
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« Reply #7 on: February 10, 2011, 02:44:46 pm »

Coz

2003 does have the facility to make pdf, but you don't "save as", you "print to Cute PDF!" (I do this all the time as I am on 2003!)

My only suggestion why it would make your document into B&W is re your on-line printers.  Can you print to a colour printer at work?  If so, open the office document up, go to "Print", then select the colour printer, then click "Close".  Then repeat and go "Print", select Cute PDF and it should create your pdf in colour!.

It is the same thing when you want to preview documents on your screen in colour when your computer is set to a default b&W printer.  You need to select the colour printer, close then ask to preview it!

Hope this helps a bit (don't know why it works, just know that it does work!)
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« Reply #8 on: February 10, 2011, 02:59:28 pm »

Strange...I use the same "Print > Pdf Creator" but I don't need to select colour option or printer...it's done automatically.
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« Reply #9 on: February 10, 2011, 05:20:08 pm »

Gee

I see it all the time (I am turning into a right weird sort at work - IT/accounts/credit control/b-day card/recruitment/facilities/events booking guru that I am!)!  Hopefully one day this year, I may even do the job I was hired to do - be a legal secretary!

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« Reply #10 on: September 16, 2011, 01:01:35 pm »

I know that this topic is quite old, but just in case someone has a similar problem.

try this online application that does the conversion of doc, excel and powerpoint to pdf or XPS format.

http://pdfaid.com





Strange one here that I have not come across before.

I have put a excel spreadsheet into a word document and then gone to convert it to a PDF and all the text that is in green has turned to black when the document has been PDFd.

Any idea?

Thanks

Coz
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