Batch convert .doc & .xls to PDF

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by enigma2k, Sep 2, 2011.

  1. enigma2k macrumors regular

    May 12, 2010

    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

    May 12, 2010
    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


    Jun 7, 2011
    In a sunny state of mind
    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


    Staff Member

    Apr 2, 2008
    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

    May 12, 2010
    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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