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How to convert a report to PDF, and Word (A2003)

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PW
Any ideas?

Thanks!

-paulw
Oct 25 '07 #1
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"PW" wrote
Any ideas?
Actually, you "print" a report to PDF. For the fullest functionality in
creating PDFs, you'd purchase Adobe Acrobat...(Google is your friend for
finding the Adobe site); many of us use other packages -- I have been happy
with the free, Open Source "PDF Creator", which I downloaded from
SourceForge. Both Acrobat's PDF creation software or PDF Creator install as
a printer and write a PDF to file, as do most or all other third-party
products.

You can't go "directly" from Access to Word's .DOC format, but you can save
in Rich Text Format (.RTF). I have often been disappointed with the
fidelity of the formatting to the original, but if you are satisfied with
it, then you can open the .RTF with Microsoft Word and save it as a .DOC
file.

There are additional alternatives, the Snapshot format and free Snapshot
reader that you can download from Microsoft preserve the formatting much
better. HTML may work for you. You can even export into an Excel
spreadsheet, if you desire.

Larry Linson
Microsoft Access MVP
Oct 25 '07 #2

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PW
On Thu, 25 Oct 2007 03:17:48 GMT, "Larry Linson"
<bo*****@localhost.notwrote:
>"PW" wrote
Any ideas?

Actually, you "print" a report to PDF. For the fullest functionality in
creating PDFs, you'd purchase Adobe Acrobat...(Google is your friend for
finding the Adobe site); many of us use other packages -- I have been happy
with the free, Open Source "PDF Creator", which I downloaded from
SourceForge. Both Acrobat's PDF creation software or PDF Creator install as
a printer and write a PDF to file, as do most or all other third-party
products.

You can't go "directly" from Access to Word's .DOC format, but you can save
in Rich Text Format (.RTF). I have often been disappointed with the
fidelity of the formatting to the original, but if you are satisfied with
it, then you can open the .RTF with Microsoft Word and save it as a .DOC
file.

There are additional alternatives, the Snapshot format and free Snapshot
reader that you can download from Microsoft preserve the formatting much
better. HTML may work for you. You can even export into an Excel
spreadsheet, if you desire.

Larry Linson
Microsoft Access MVP
Thanks Larry. I was thinking on the lines of us or our clients not
being able to afford Acrobat as it is quite expensive. I will check
out your alternatives! Thanks!!1

-paulw
Oct 26 '07 #3

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Have you seen Stephen Lebans site: http://www.lebans.com/reporttopdf.htm

Anthony

PW wrote:
>Any ideas?

Thanks!

-paulw
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Oct 26 '07 #4

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PW
On Fri, 26 Oct 2007 04:30:52 GMT, "biganthony via AccessMonster.com"
<u31673@uwewrote:
http://www.lebans.com/reporttopdf.htm
I totally spaced out on that! Thanks.

-pw
Oct 27 '07 #5

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