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    I have just been handed the 200 page School Improvement & policy manual which the head wants on the school website.
    His secretary has given me a copy of about 15 different word docs that made up the report.

    I wanted to create a single PDF that will contain a merge of all the documents and include a table of contents.

    I know you can convert word docs to PDF a number of ways but i have a feeling this is something we may need to edit in the future and need it to be an accurate conversion so it doesn't waste too much time.
    What I need to know is, which programme do we need to buy/download. I know there is Adobe Acrobat (standard and Pro), Adobe Reader Elements, numerous PDF printers, Adobe Distiller?!?

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    Re: Create PDF

    PDFCreator might do it. But you will probably want to put all the separate files into one first.

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    Re: Create PDF

    Open Office for Windows

    You can create and edit PDF docs in Open Office with no problems.

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    Re: Create PDF

    But does this let me use an interactive table of contents?

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    Re: Create PDF

    I doubt PDFCreator will - as it works as a printer driver. The OpenOffice method is probably slightly better. In all honesty, if you want to edit the doc afterwards, you are best re-editing the word original, and re-exporting it - such is the nature of PDF.

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    Re: Create PDF

    It is possible to create an interactive table of content.....Open Oo Writer > insert > Indexes and Tables.

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    Re: Create PDF

    If your headteacher had following hte advise of becta, this sort of long-term document should be written in an open format (odf). Had it been, export to pdf would be trivial and the document would be forever accessible.

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