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Trying to convert .DOC to .PDF

I have Adobe Acrobat 6.0 Pr and I'm trying to convert my resume into a PDF document. I try to convert the file and it says it wants to open the file in the program that created it. Then nothing happens, it doesn't freze it just stops what it was doing.

My resume has some tables and minor text formatting - is this a problem?

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Acrobat adds a

If you have instaled Acrobat (not just the Reader, but the costly Acrobat package) it adds a "printer" to your desktop.

Then you just open your .doc file (I assume you have Word, but it could be any program) and print it using the Acrobat "printer" that creates a .pdf file on your PC.

There may be other methods as well, but that is the procedure I use.

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Is that...

Is that Acrobat Distiller?

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I believe it used to be called "Acrobat Distiller"
But I just did a search on
and I could only find references to Distiller in version 4 (for desktops) and version 6 (for workgroups using a central server).

Currently it looks like there are just Acrobat 7.0 Professional, Acrobat 7.0 Standard, and Acrobat Elements packages, for creating PDF files.

The main point is that if all you have is Acrobat Reader (which is free) then you can only read PDFs, not create them (it is a common misconception).

There are other packages, not from Adobe, that claim to be able to create PDF files, and some are even free. They probably all work, at different levels of competency. But probably only the ones made by Adobe (the company that makes Acrobat) will do all the special features you can add to your documents as you create PDF files.

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Try PrimoPDF.
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here is a program
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I had trouible with adobe so I now use PDF995 which is a shareware software and ver5y easy to use

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