Adobe® Acrobat®’s printer driver is frequently used to print files to PDF format. Usually, this is a reliable, quick, and easy way to create PDF files. Every so often, however, the resulting PDF just isn’t right. Text may wrap incorrectly around an image in Microsoft Word or may overlap a neighboring cell in Microsoft Excel, as shown in the figure below.
There is a relatively simple solution.
Instead of printing to PDF, use the Save As . . . PDF option. It may take a little longer to process the PDF, but the resulting file will more closely reflect the formatting of the original.
Note: If you have set a page size, such as 11×17, the PDF that is created using Save As . . . may actually be a different size. To verify that the page size for your document is correct, open the Print Dialog using the Print option on the File menu. Put a check in the checkbox for Choose Paper Source by PDF Page Size (Windows). If the page size is wrong, you can correct it by printing the existing PDF file to a new PDF file. Be sure to change the page size using the Properties option before printing the file.
Another option that may work is to use a PDF utility like PDF ReDirect, which is a free download.
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