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Acrobat to Word problem

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I have read that this can be done BUT ...

 

I have an ID book of 140 pages and need to translate in to Word. I export it as a PDF and close ID. I then open it in Acrobat and go to export it as a Word document. Unfortunately it fails everytime.

 

I get the message "The specified file could not be written to. It may be in use."

 

I have closed everything else on my MAC. Thoughts????

 

NOTE: The document is totally text.

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Acrobat to Word problem

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I have read that this can be done BUT ...

 

I have an ID book of 140 pages and need to translate in to Word. I export it as a PDF and close ID. I then open it in Acrobat and go to export it as a Word document. Unfortunately it fails everytime.

 

I get the message "The specified file could not be written to. It may be in use."

 

I have closed everything else on my MAC. Thoughts????

 

NOTE: The document is totally text.

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Quote: ""I get the message "The specified file could not be written to. It may be in use."

 

It means that your computer system says that the file is in use by a program on your computer, so it can't override it. Suggestions:

  • Try giving the new export-to-word file a new name.
  • Restart your computer (to flush out any memory), open the PDF, and export it to Word.

 

Question: SInce you're starting with an InDesign file, why not export to Word directly from InDesign? By pass Acrobat and PDF entirely.

 

 

 

Bevi Chagnon | Designer & Technologist for Accessible InDesign + PDFs | Books @ www.PubCom.com/books — NEW! Accessible InDesign + PDF

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See this article.

https://redokun.com/blog/indesign-to-word

 

If you got this error, “The specified file could not be written to. It may be in use”, try to save the exported file in a different folder. That generally solves the issue.  If you have any other error, try saving the file in a different folder with the Word 97 - 2003 Document format.

 

Also don't expect 100% perfect results.  Keep your InDesign layout simple and the resulting MS Word document should need only a little re-working.

 

Nancy O'Shea, ACP
Alt-Web Design & Publishing

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