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I have 0.9.9, which is I think the most current version, but like all prior versions, I have no luck when I try to go from a Word document containing envelopes (or something other than a standard paper size) to pdf.
Given all the other flexibilities pdfcreator has, I would think that "printing" non-standard size documents to pdf would be easy.
How is this done?
Please take a look at our FAQ - > Word documents with custom page size are converted in default size.
From the above-referenced link:
To create new paper formats, they have to be created under Printer->Server settings. There you can create name and dimensions of the format. Aftwards, you can use it in Word.
From pdfcreator 0.9.9, I see no settings of this type.
Could you give me, starting with the "Options" button in the dialog box that opens when I print to pdfCreator, a step-by-step of how I find the "printer > server settings?"
You can find these settings in the Windows printer dialog not in the PDFCreator options. (Control panel -> printers)
Okay, so I have played with the paper size from the printer dialog (Windows) and nothing works. The output actually does look different from my standard 8.5 x 11 output, but it's in no way resembling the envelope size I'm requesting.
Makes no difference if I specify a custom size, or pick the envelope size from the dropdown menu that I get.
Than you are doing something wrong. I've tested it with Win XP, Vista, Win7 and Office 2000\ Office 2003\Office 2007.
I created a new paper format in control panel\printer settings\paper formats (called Test), than opened word and choosed the new paper format Test. I saw the new paper format. I printed it with PDFCreator and got what I want - a pdf with my new paper format.
From XP SP 3, this is the closest path I can take, to what you're describing:
control panel > printers and faxes > pdfcreator > select printing preferences > (advanced button) > paper size
Then from there, whether I pick a defined size (there are several dozen from which to choose), or define a custom one on my own, pdfcreator doesn't recognize it.
Let me ask - from what do you get your printer driver for pdfcreator, because maybe that is where I'm fouling up?
The best is we can do a remote session (Teamviewer). Is this possible?