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MS Word individual page orientation

by cwill12 / May 13, 2015 3:11 AM PDT

I used Acrobat 8 to convert a pdf to Word 2003 (seems to be the only Word format available in this version of Acrobat) opened using Word 2007. Some of the pages are oriented differently from what they were originally (all protrait) and I can't seem to change individual page orientation. An MS help forum seemed to indicate that selecting all the text on the page would let me, but, the Page layout ribbon is inactive (it's there, I just can't click on any of the options). I've also tried converting to rtf with the same result.

I should preface this by saying what I'm ultimately trying to do is convert a pdf to Word (or other format) that will allow me to edit it while jumping through as few hoops as possible.

Thanks in advance!

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 13, 2015 3:23 AM PDT

Conversion from PDF to Word has never been a sure thing. There is nothing new going on here with tomes of prior discussions.

Fix? Go get the source. That PDF came from somewhere. Use the source document. PDFs are made so that folk read them. Not edit them. Your new to this folk will scream for a while till they get it.

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About rotating pages.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 13, 2015 3:28 AM PDT

Again, tomes about it on the web. There is something that kills new Word users on this. Ready? "No default printer." Easy enough if you know but I'm running into a lot of new users that didn't know it mattered. Without that default printer, you can't do a lot of things.

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