Reversion to Portrait

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Niallo
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Postby Niallo » Mon Feb 16, 2009 12:24 am

I am having trouble converting a WORD file to pdf. The Word file has two sections, the first is Portrait, the second, Landscape. The pdf output correctly shows the first section in portrait, but only the first page of the second section in landscape. Then it reverts to portrait for the remainder of the section.

Any suggestions?



Niallo
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Postby Niallo » Mon Feb 16, 2009 6:07 am

OK I've found a workaround. Instead of allowing a long WORD table to make its own page breaks, insert explicit section breaks with defined Landscape aspect.



Softland
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Postby Softland » Mon Feb 16, 2009 1:25 pm

Thanks for posting the workaround, but still the pdf should display correctly without inserting page breaks. I know this was a bug in a previous version of dopdf, so my question is if you are using the latest version?



Niallo
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Postby Niallo » Mon Feb 16, 2009 9:00 pm

I am using version 6.2.288



Softland
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Postby Softland » Tue Feb 17, 2009 12:21 pm

I did some tests under Office 2003 on XP and it converts it fine. Can you send the word document in question (you can remove most of the text) to info at dopdf dot com? And are you creating it from Office 2007 on Vista?



Niallo
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Postby Niallo » Wed Feb 18, 2009 5:35 am

Thx for reply. I will try to make a test file, but cannot do it for a few days.



Niallo
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Postby Niallo » Wed Feb 18, 2009 11:03 pm

Have been trying to make a demo file to send you, but cannot! If I make the most trivial change to the original, then the pdf is fine. I cannot send you the original because some of the contents are confidential. As I mentioned earlier, if the problem arises again, there is a workaround, and given the problem's elusive nature, I suggest that it is not worth pursuing at the moment. Thanks again for your consideration.



Softland
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Postby Softland » Thu Feb 19, 2009 12:23 pm

No problem, we haven't had reports like this in a long while, so we'll assume it was a temporary one.




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