I can open a Word (Office 365) document in Acrobat DC and it will automatically create a pdf that correctly shows all the track changes in the Word Document. However, when I use the Acrobat tab in Word or use the Acrobat print command in Word, the new pdf that is created always reflects that all tracked changes were accepted when creating the pdf. As a note: Microsoft print to pdf works correctly.
The Acrobat technical person told me that was the way it is and cannot be changed. I think that is BS. There has to be some setting in the Word addin for Acrobat that is telling Adobe to allow Word to accept all changes prior to creating the pdf. Why would I be able to open a Word doc in Acrobat directly and have it correctly create a pdf showing changes.
I know someone know what command or setting I need to modify in the Word Acrobat addin preferences to make it act correctly. Gave up on Adobe tech support on this one! Thanks up front. Curt
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1. Word Document with changes shown text and getting ready to create pdf of document
2. Then when it creates pdf, all the changes in the Word document are automatically accepted (I do not want that).
3. If I open ACROBAT and then open the Word document that shows changes in Acrobat, it creates the document correctly. However, I want to be able to create pdf that show the Word document with changes shown.
The process in steps 1 and 2 happen on my desktop and laptop. Using Microsoft office 365 and Adobe Acrobat DC. It did not do this until late last year. Other pdf creation programs do not do this.
Do we have update on this?
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You should try to use the Adobe PDF printer instead of the Microsoft Print to PDF.
Huh? Why using printer? The issue is within tracked changes in word and not reflecting in adobe acrobat after conversion...
Did you ever get a solution? I just bought Adobe dc pro and now have the same problem. it is maddening, esp when they pretend they don't underestand you. It always worked when I had a cheap version of adobe pc maker and now it doesnt, that's an expensive non-imporvement
I think this is a functionality issue still not resolve by adobe
I find this helpful. "Saving As" into PDF works for me to show the tracked changes in a PDF file. The process also seems to be quicker than PDFing using the PDFmaker add-on.
Versions of Acrobat before DC maintained tracked changes without any problem. I don't know why the Adobe programmers would assume that Word users would prefer this change, but at this point I think all we can do is acknowledge the workaround and complain to Adobe so they change the next version or upgrade back to something where we can choose our desired output.
Hi Everyone, I think I may have found the "culprit" option/setting: by de-selecting the "Acrobat tab > Preferences > Word tab > Convert Displayed Comments to Notes in Adobe PDF" checkbox option and then converting the tracked changed Word document to PDF using the Acrobat tab > Create PDF option, it works just fine and displays all the tracked changes. However, if there are indeed some comments within the Word document, they will not convert over into the PDF document (specifically, the comment markups will display, but not the note text). Let us know how this works.
This is the fix. I've always been able to convert word tracked changes to PDF until 365. Unchecking the box somehow makes this work again. Thanks for the solution!
Yes, this worked. I don't know why they (who?) mess about with this stuff. Why make it more complicated for people? Everyone knows how to Print to PDF and Save as PDF. Leave it alone. Thanks for the solution.
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"Why using printer? The issue is within tracked changes in word and not reflecting in adobe acrobat after conversion..."
Thank you thank you thank you! Finally an easy solution instead of telling us it cant be fixed. Sometimes it seems like the Adobe people do not understand their own product.