I am trying the same function in Acrobat Pro 9, but there is no function listed in my option to enable wrod docs...
What can I do?
I followed your advice but I don't have "Microsoft Office Word" as an option in my source file options. Do you know what would be missing - I have Office 2004 for Mac.
Bernd, we are searching for a way to convert multiple Word files as well, but can you clarify with more steps how we 'create a new batch sequence'? Was not able to figure out how you do this. We have Adobe Acrobat Standard 9. Really appreciated if possible!
Batch sequences are not available in the Standard edition.
Hello, could you tell me how to batch convert multiple word documents to pdfs in acrobat pro 9.5.3? It doesn't seem to recognize word as a supported source file. Thank you for any help you can give! Jamie
I am having the same problem- I have Acrobat XI pro- and i haven't been able to figure out how to batch convert word files to PDF. I actually need to convert them to PDF/A, but I would be happy to at least get the first step of converting them to PDF, because I think I could figure out from there how to use the preflight option to convert the PDFs to PDF/A
Create an Action without any commands and run it on the folder with the Word files. They'll be automatically converted to PDF files.
Good idea. I tried to create the action, thought, and if I don't add any tools to it it won't let me save the action-?
Yeah, I see... They changed how it works. Just add a Save command, then.
Just me nattering here; but --
Something is different with Acrobat XI Pro and Office 2013.
Open Acrobat XI Pro's Preferences. Select the Category "Convert to PDF". Note that you may not have any MS Office applications listed.
Without that you cannot create an Action to operate on a "supported" file (format) as Word, Excel, etc won't be present.
As a data point:
--| Windows 8 (64-bit)
--| Acrobat XI Pro (via a TCS v4 subscription)
--| Office 2013 applications (via an Office 365 Home Premium subscription)
Acrobat's PDFMaker is present and functional for:
--| the Excel install
--| the Word install
--| the Outlook install
--| the PowerPoint install
For MS Access, reports can go to PDF or XPS via the MS publish to PDF routine (or exported to a Word rich text file or printed via the Acrobat installed Adobe PDF virtual printer).
For One Note Print to PDF using the Adobe PDF virtual printer.
I have a semi-solution for the problem, i hope you will like it!
If you use Adobe Acrobat Pro, then you have a printer named Adobe PDF.
Go to the Devices and Printers menu in the Start menu, then right click on the Adobe PDF printer.
Then click on the "print setup" or "print settings"*.
On the Adobe PDF Settings tab set the output folder and click out the "View Adobe PDF result" and OK.
Then go to that folder, where the doc files placed, Ctrl+A and right-click->Print.
I takes pretty long time, but after that the single PDFs created.
*Sorry for that guys, just I use a hungarian version of win7 so I dont know the exact english form.
The conversion of MS Office documents to PDF goes through a number of steps and helper programs. You may need to check the PDF converter within Word for the option to prompt or not prompt for file name, Distiller for the same option,and the Adobe PDF printer for the same option. Also make sure the option to display the resulting PDF is turned off.
Thanks Bernd, your instructions worked for me. I was a little confused at first as I was trying to work out what command to use - but there is no command! You ignore point 1. and just do 2. and 3.
For those who find this forum through Google if you want to merge a number of Word Documents into a single PDF go to file - create PDF - from multiple files. This will convert seperate Word docs into one PDF.