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Can I convert a multi-page Word Doc to a one page PDF file

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#1 davidduty

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Posted 18 November 2011 - 03:48 PM

I have several Word docs that I want to save into a PDF file. But when I do and drag the PDF file to a new note then it changes where I gave to "flip" through the word doc page by page rather than just scroll down the note like you can in a Word doc that was cut and pasted into the note.

This also hampers the search feature because when you search it takes you to the PDF file containing the search term and not to the page in the PDF file that contains the search term. So if I had say a 10 page PDF file and searched for ABC123 it would take me to the first page of the PDF file but the term ABC123 might be on page 10.

I'm thinking if it was just one long page PDF file it would make it easier to find the search term than having to flip through all the pages to find it.

If anyone knows how to convert a multi-page word doc (I saved it as a Web Page with no page breaks) so that it converts into a one page PDF file, I'd appreciate it.

#2 jefito

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Posted 18 November 2011 - 03:57 PM

Evernote cannot help you to turn Word docs into PDF docs. You should be able to do so using a PDF printer driver (there are many available, including free ones, just do a web search). Load up your Word document in Word, then print it to the PDF "printer", and it will pop out the other and as PDF.
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#3 BurgersNFries

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Posted 18 November 2011 - 04:01 PM

But... AFAIK, if your Word document is 10 pages, you won't be able to make it a one page PDF. Or, if you can, it would need to be a function of the virtual PDF printer you're using, I think. This may be helpful:

http://it.usu.edu/pl...ingle Sheet.pdf

You can double click the PDF to open it in your PDF viewer & search for the term using the PDF viewer. I know that's a two step process, but them's the breaks.
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#4 gazumped

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Posted 19 November 2011 - 02:03 AM

Haven't looked at the details here, but ironically I recently had a long one-page PDF file that I was trying to convert into A4 pages so I could print it neatly. I suspect if you change the paper size settings to 210mm wide x 2970mm long in Word, then print to PDF, you may find things will work out. I had to do the reverse to get mine to do the decent thing and print out in single pages. 2970mm is arbitrary by the way - 10 A4 ages long. Do the math for yourself on 297mm x (number of pages) if the process isn't working so well for you. (Alternative: split your multi-page PDF file into 1-page segments.)

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