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Adobe Acrobat DC - Export to Word 97-2003 - Unstable Margins

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I edit a lot of documents that have been converted to Word from .pdf. 

Without fail, as I edit one of these converted records, the bottom margin "shrinks" -- i.e., all on its own, the bottom margin reduces in size from one inch to practically no margin at all.

This is distracting and it is one more thing I have to fix when finished, assuming I can tolerate the distraction for that long.  

Why does this happen, and what can be done so the bottom margin never "shrinks" as described?  

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Adobe Acrobat DC - Export to Word 97-2003 - Unstable Margins

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I edit a lot of documents that have been converted to Word from .pdf. 

Without fail, as I edit one of these converted records, the bottom margin "shrinks" -- i.e., all on its own, the bottom margin reduces in size from one inch to practically no margin at all.

This is distracting and it is one more thing I have to fix when finished, assuming I can tolerate the distraction for that long.  

Why does this happen, and what can be done so the bottom margin never "shrinks" as described?  

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Without any details in hand about your documents, I can tell you that PDF files are created from so many different sources, workflows and creation 'engines' that it would be impossible to make a blanket statement as to the cause, I believe.  2 PDFs can look identical to the eye, and be radically different in how they are structured, and will behave with an export/convert process.  Also, the PDF to Word translation is always a best guess by the software, as far as layout is concerned.

You may want to click the Settings button on the Export to Word dialog to see if trying a different layout setting might help you.

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Dave

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Thank you, and I figured there was no easy answer.  I will try what you suggested.

I appreciate it!  

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