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Choosing a pdf version

New Here ,
Oct 30, 2013 Oct 30, 2013

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How do I convert a Word doc into an earlier version of pdf - eg 1.3?    

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Oct 30, 2013 Oct 30, 2013

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This forum is only to discuss how the forums operate, not products

If you go to the Forums Index http://forums.adobe.com/index.jspa

You will be able to select a forum for the Acrobat version you have

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Sorry - thanks for link.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Oct 30, 2013 Oct 30, 2013

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Lisa Marya,

If you cannot do it through Word, I am afraid you will have to do it in Acrobat.

If you have Acrobat, you may use File>Print>Acrobat Distiller, then select Properties>Adobe PDF Settings, then Edit Conversion Settings and select Acrobat 4.0 (PDF 1.3). Or something like that in your version.

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New Here ,
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Thank-you for your help. I'm dismayed that I'd have to buy Acrobat, despite having paid a monthly sub.

But I'll leave this forum!

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LEGEND ,
Oct 30, 2013 Oct 30, 2013

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I am just curious: why would anybody want to/need an older PDF version than the newest (1.7)?  Are there really people out there who use software that cannot read PDF 1.7?

When I create a PDF (e.g. with Acrobat), the default format is always something terrible old, like 1.3, and I have to manually change it to 1.7 (because I know that none of the recipients use Acrobat Reader 4.0).

My suggestion: ask in the CreatePDF forum what the default output format is.  I bet it's something old like 1.3.

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Nov 01, 2013 Nov 01, 2013

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Many thanks, Pat. Publisher Lulu requires earlier version for their printers, "preferably 1.3".!

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Guide ,
Nov 01, 2013 Nov 01, 2013

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Before you send anything to Lulu, you might want to read THIS.

P.S. I am not trying to sell you on anything, and I represent no other company. I am just passing along a warning from a friend who feels she was (and is) getting ripped off by them.

--OB

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Nov 01, 2013 Nov 01, 2013

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Many thanks for your help.

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