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I often need to convert Word files (.docx, .docm, etc.) to PDF for my work. Since I have upgraded the OS to Windows 10, it takes forever (up to 20 hours) to save a 500+ pages Word file to PDF. Previously, when I was using Windows 7, it took minutes (no more than 1 hour) to convert the same file.
I've tried many ways to reset MS Office and Acrobat but haven't found a better solution than waiting...
Can anyone help me accelerate the conversion process? Thank you!
BTW, I'm using:
It should certainly not take that long.
What's the exact process you're taking to convert the files?
++ Adding to the discussion.
Would you mind sharing the workflow/steps you are doing to create the PDF file out of the Word document? Please try to create the PDF using the Acrobat ribbon in the menu bar and see if that helps. Also please check the steps shared in the help page - https://helpx.adobe.com/acrobat/how-to/create-pdf-files-word-excel-website.html
If the file is stored on a shared network/drive, please download it to your computer first and then try to create the PDF from it and check.
Also try to reset the Acrobat preferences as described in the help page - https://community.adobe.com/t5/acrobat/how-to-reset-acrobat-preference-settings-to-default/td-p/4792...
If it still doesn't work, please try to create a new test user profile with full admin rights in Windows and try using the application there and check.
Thanks. No luck with all these... 😞
I follow the steps below to save a Word file as Adobe PDF.
Acrobat PDFMaker shows the progress till it's finished, after 15-20 hours.
Is this a behavior with a particular PDF fiel or with all the PDFs? Please try with a different PDF file and check.
Also please try the other suggestions as siggested earleir and see if that helps.