Why I can't make a perfect PDF file from a Word file containing Hindi Unicode text?
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chopra_2002  Identity Verified
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Oct 4, 2006

I am unable to make a perfect PDF file from a Word file which has Hindi Unicode text. I have got pdf 995 and Smart Converter PDF but both of these softwares have failed to produce a good PDF file and the created PDF file has spaces in characters which are not there in the Word files. Moreover, some of the words ride the other words. Quite surprisingly, I always encounter this problem while making the PDF file of a Word File which has Hindi Unicode text. I don't face this problem while making the PDF file of a Word file which is typed in a True Type Font.

Could you suggest a way to get rid of this problem?

[Edited at 2006-10-05 01:53]


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FYI Oct 4, 2006

I have moved the thread to the Office Applications forum.

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Camila Santos
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Are you going into "Properties" setting? Oct 4, 2006

When you create the PDF file from the Word file, are you going into "Properties" and unclicking "Do not send fonts to 'Adobe PDF'"? This will embed the fonts. Your problem might not be that simple, but I hope this helps...!

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Ritu Bhanot  Identity Verified
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PDF file from Word Oct 5, 2006

It depends on which version of Word you are using... I had similar problem with MS Word 2000 but Word 2003 and Word XP don't have this problem.
And I haven't found a way out of this...
Hope this is of some help.
Regards,
Ritu


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esperantisto  Identity Verified
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Use OpenOffice.org! Oct 5, 2006

With OpenOffice.org 2.0.3 (http://www.openoffice.org) I've tried to input some devanagari characters and export to PDF using OOo's built-in feature — just clicked a button on OOo's toolbar. The characters in PDF look OK to my eye at least in FoxIt PDF Reader 1.3 (I'm not expert in devanagari and other Indic scripts though). So, quit that Microsoft crap and get a real good piece of software

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Thanks for your suggestion, but... Oct 5, 2006

I have Win XP and Word XP.

Ritu Bhanot wrote:

It depends on which version of Word you are using... I had similar problem with MS Word 2000 but Word 2003 and Word XP don't have this problem.
And I haven't found a way out of this...
Hope this is of some help.
Regards,
Ritu


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Ritu Bhanot  Identity Verified
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Try PrimoPDF Oct 5, 2006

Hi Langclinic,
I just responded on the basis of the title of your post as your post was not visible earlier.
Anyways, I always make PDF documents (and good quality ones) using Primo PDF. This is a freeware.
And most of my work is in Hindi Unicode.
Hope this is of some help.
Regards,
Ritu


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chopra_2002  Identity Verified
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Yes, Primo PDF works, thanks a lot! Oct 5, 2006

I am sincerely indebted to you for your valuable suggestion. I download the software and was delighted to note that it had solved the problem.

The reason for the problem might be that PDF 995 and Smart Converter PDF are not compatible or suitable for Hindi Unicode. I thank you again as you have helped me in solving an old probem.


Ritu Bhanot wrote:

Hi Langclinic,
I just responded on the basis of the title of your post as your post was not visible earlier.
Anyways, I always make PDF documents (and good quality ones) using Primo PDF. This is a freeware.
And most of my work is in Hindi Unicode.
Hope this is of some help.
Regards,
Ritu


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Joost Elshoff  Identity Verified
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Ever tried the OpenOffice.org PDF creator? Oct 5, 2006

Not intended as publicity, but OpenOffice.org has a PDF creator embedded in their software, which is free and available under the GPL.

Maybe they offer a solution to your problem, you could try and download it directly from openoffice.org. I think they have various continuous development teams, and I bet there's one on Hindi unicode text amongst them.

OpenOffice works with most available document types, so .doc files shouldn't be a problem (nor any other MS Office originated files).


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