Batch convert .doc & .xls to PDF

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  1. enigma2k macrumors regular

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    Hi,

    I am using Mac Office 2011 and Acrobat X on OSX Lion. Now I wanted to batch convert several hundred .doc and .xls documents to PDF but Acrobat won't read the file formats. WTH? I always did this kind of batch coverting in Windows.

    If this is not supported by Acrobat for Mac, is there any other way I can batch convert several Office files to pdf? Adobe/MS can't possibly want me to manually convert each document one by one.
     
  2. enigma2k thread starter macrumors regular

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    Is there really no way in Acrobat for OSX to do this? Am I the only one missing this?

    In Windows this was actually the only thing I used Acrobat for.
     
  3. Daffodil macrumors 6502

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    I'm not too familiar with Acrobat, but isn't there probably a way to do it in Automator? That would be my first guess... :)
     
  4. stridemat Moderator

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    Automator would definitely do this. Have a play and see if you can work it out. If you can't then post back and I will try and guide you through the workflow.

    Edit* Take a look at this guide.
     
  5. enigma2k thread starter macrumors regular

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    Automator can do this with normal files but not if you are using Macros in the Excel file. I really hate using MS products for all the bugs. (Office documents to PDF Automator plugin is build by MS)
     

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