Converting Word to PDF

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Nov 14, 2021 Nov 14, 2021

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Hi,

I have a Word document having approx 10 pages. And I use smartTextReflow to load all the pages and then I want to export the entire document as PDF.

But only first page is getting exported before in the CEP script the export command gets executed before SmartTextReflow loads all the Word pages. Please help how to sync this.

Following is the code:

var tempDoc = app.documents.add();
var myPDFPage;
tempDoc.documentPreferences.facingPages = false;
tempDoc.documentPreferences.createPrimaryTextFrame = true;
var leftMargin = tempDoc.pages.item(0).marginPreferences.left;
var topMargin = tempDoc.pages.item(0).marginPreferences.top;
var myTextFrameTemp = tempDoc.pages.item(0).textFrames.firstItem();
myTextFrameTemp.geometricBounds = [leftMargin, topMargin, myDocument.documentPreferences.pageHeight - topMargin, myDocument.documentPreferences.pageWidth - leftMargin];
myPDFPage = myTextFrameTemp.place(File(myPDFFile), false)[0];
app.pdfExportPreferences.pageRange = "All";
tempDoc.exportFile(ExportFormat.PDF_TYPE, File(myPDFFile + ".pdf"), false);

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You might be better posting in the Acrobat forum.

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But I need to do it using InDesign app only. Using CEP extension. Not using Acrobat.

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Nov 15, 2021 Nov 15, 2021

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So you are Placing a Word file into InDesign and exporting the resulting document to PDF – have you tried just using one of InDesign's Adobe PDF Presets?

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I am using this setting to export all pages: app.pdfExportPreferences.pageRange = "All";

 

Problem is that the order of execution is not in sync. PDF is getting exported before SmartTextReflow loads all pages of Word doc.

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Nov 15, 2021 Nov 15, 2021

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Ok. Then disable SmartTextReflow and add pages and frames until the story will not overflow.

Only then export to PDF.

 

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Uwe Laubender

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Dec 28, 2021 Dec 28, 2021

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Word- go Print/choose pdf.

Lee- Graphic Designer, Print Specialist, Photographer

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Dec 28, 2021 Dec 28, 2021

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>>Word- go Print/choose pdf.

If you are referring to creating the PDF from Word, simply do a Save As. You don't need Acrobat--Office apps have been able to save to PDF since version 2007.

David Creamer
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Dec 28, 2021 Dec 28, 2021

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Hi @SVIDdev ,

 

I have added recompose() method after placement of word doc file.

 

var tempDoc = app.documents.add();
var myPDFPage;
tempDoc.documentPreferences.facingPages = false;
tempDoc.documentPreferences.createPrimaryTextFrame = true;
var leftMargin = tempDoc.pages.item(0).marginPreferences.left;
var topMargin = tempDoc.pages.item(0).marginPreferences.top;
var myTextFrameTemp = tempDoc.pages.item(0).textFrames.firstItem();
myTextFrameTemp.geometricBounds = [leftMargin, topMargin, myDocument.documentPreferences.pageHeight - topMargin, myDocument.documentPreferences.pageWidth - leftMargin];
myPDFPage = myTextFrameTemp.place(File(myPDFFile), false)[0];
tempDoc.recompose();
app.pdfExportPreferences.pageRange = "All";
tempDoc.exportFile(ExportFormat.PDF_TYPE, File(myPDFFile + ".pdf"), false);

  

-Sumit

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Jun 10, 2022 Jun 10, 2022

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Converting word to pdf, go print choose print to pdf. Should be a drop down menu in the bottom left corner that says pdf. You can choose how you would like the pdf saved.

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Or do a Save As...

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Jun 11, 2022 Jun 11, 2022

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"But only first page is getting exported before in the CEP script the export command gets executed before SmartTextReflow loads all the Word pages. Please help how to sync this."

 

Well, do not use smart text reflow.

Add pages and also text frames if necessary and thread them by assigning values for nextPage or previousPage of the text frame as you go. recompose() the story and check for story.overflows.

 

Also note, that there could be circumstances in the Word file where you run in permanent overflow.

Look up some discussions here at the InDesign user forum where we discussed exactly this some years ago.

 

Regards,
Uwe Laubender
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Oops. Just noticed that this thread is from November 2021…

 

Regards,
Uwe Laubender
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