If you are building Microsoft Word targets, you can send the output to Adobe's Portable Document Format (PDF). When you use this feature, Flare generates both the native Word documents, in addition to a PDF file.
In order to send output to PDF via Microsoft Word, you need to have the following setup:
- You must have Microsoft Word 2007 installed. Previous versions of Word do not support this functionality.
You must download and install the following free add-in from Microsoft:
Note: With Word 2007 and this add-in from Microsoft, there is no need to have the Adobe Distiller installed.
how to specify pdf output via microsoft word
- Open the Word target.
- In the Target Editor, do one of the following:use the output file field on the general tab
use the check box on the advanced tab
- Select the General tab.
- In the Output File field, enter the name that you want to use for the main output file and add the .pdf extension at the end of it. For example, if you want your main output file to be called "MyNewManual," you would enter the following in this field: MyNewManual.pdf
- Select the Advanced tab.
- Click the check box next to Generate PDF for MS Word Output.
Note: If you use this second check box option, it will overrule any file extension specified for the output file name on the General tab.
- Click to save your work.
Note: You can also create PDF output directly, without going through Word.
Note: Flare supports Microsoft Word 2003 and newer versions.