Microsoft Office products are among the best tools in any professional’s toolkit and with every release Microsoft improves on the functionality and ease with which you can create, distribute and save information. With 2007 once you get past the foreign ribbon layout I believe you will find a really robust system that fixes a lot of the gripes and complaints that users have had over the years.
Well my favorite fix is that you can now save your documents as PDF files without shilling out a lot of money for Adobe Acrobat or messing freeware offerings such as cutepdf or primopdf. Instead of setting up a print driver you can actually save directly to the pdf file format which is awesome if you have ever had to go through the pain printing 30 pages individually and binding them all into a single pdf file because adobe ran out of memory while printing.
Setting it up could not be easier:
- First Download and install the 2007 Microsoft Office Add-in: Microsoft Save as PDF or XPS.
- From any Office program (Word 2007, Excel 2007, PowerPoint 2007 etc.) click the Office button in the top left corner.
- Select Save As.
- Choose PDF.
- Select either Standard (publishing online and printing) or Minimum size (publishing online).
- Click Publish and you?re done.
– Mark Flavin