I have created a document in Word which has several items linked to the web (Ctrl-Click) and also some embedded documents (Word and Excel format, plus some scanned forms). When I try to convert the document to pdf using OpenOffice, the conversion goes through preserving the links to the web but the embedded documents cannot be accessed. Is there any way to correct this? Word 2002, OpenOffice 2.0 Thanks Sajeev
An embedded document I think is linked to the original file and this is why it cannot convert. Try copying and pasting the relevant areas and then convert to PDF. (Hopefully there aren`t too many!) Does that work?
No point - PDF was invented to ensure that a document would print the same on another computer/printer combination - someone else's computer will not have access to the embedded material. Unless the files you want to embed are on a website you wont be able to link to them.
that there is some confusion here as to what "embedded" means...
"Embedded" means that the object in question becomes part of the new document... If the object is "linked" rather than embedded the recipient wouldn't have acces to the object; "embedding" is including the actual object whereas "linking" is similar to including a hyperlink to it.
Now I suspect that your problem is that when you open the created "Word" document in OpenOffice, "OpenOffice" isn't properly converting the "embedded" objects, and therefore isn't able to convert them to .pdf.
Firstly, are you sure you are embedding, not linking?
Secondly, rather than use OpenOffice just to create a .pdf, try using a stand alone .pdf creator, such a Primopdf, or pdf995 or pdfFactory.
Allof these appear as "virtual" printers. All you'd have to do is "Print" the Word document, choosing the pdf creator as the printer, from the dropdown list of printers available.
It really is that easy! And I'm sure, if you are embedding, that it will solve things.
Of course, the other way is to create the whole document from scratch in OpenOffice, rather than Word!