I would never work that hard to make a PDF. Open Office has native PDF support and is free from http://www.openoffice.org
In my opinion, you are working too hard.
I have a new PDF creation problem in Win98SE. Because my older word processing programs (WPerfect8 and MSWord 2002) don't directly support PDF file creation, I've been using a workaround for several years. I loaded a postscript printer driver and, after selecting that printer, I select "print to file" for any word processor document I want in PDF.
After manually changing that print file's extension from .PRN to .PS, I used to double-click the file and Adobe PDF Distiller would quickly open and create a perfect PDF file.
That was the way things worked until I loaded AutoCAD 2000 on my computer a few months ago. Now, whenever I try to double-click the PS file I've created, an error message appears saying the ". . . file is too large for Notepad to open" and asking me if I want to use WordPad instead. Using that just opens a text file.
Also, double-clicking the original printer file (PRN)I created opens Adobe Distiller, but Distiller shows error messages and will not create a PDF file.
I assume the problem is connected to my installing AutoCAD because whenever I change the print file (PRN) to Postscript (PS) the "Type" of file immediately changes to "AutoCAD Postscript Support" (as visible in Win Explorer).
Is there any thing I can do - short of removing AutoCAD - to return my PDF creation workaround to its previous functional state? Thanks.