PPT converted to PDF – Vertical Black blocks

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I have just updated my Microsoft Office 2003 to Microsoft Office 2007 to use the new PDF conversion capabilities.

But when I try to convert PPT files to PDF file, the new converted document is now displaying a solid vertical black blocks in the content.

This happens to all converted PDF documents.

Best Answer by Puckett Buckner
Answered By 0 points N/A #126005

PPT converted to PDF – Vertical Black blocks


It seems the compatibility of the new version is quite different from the Microsoft Office 2003.

What you should do is to format the whole computer and try to re-install only Office 2007.

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Answered By 0 points N/A #126006

PPT converted to PDF – Vertical Black blocks



Hello Akirewen,

We may need additional information to isolate the problem.

The image may be degraded if the pdf file is less than half the size of ppt file.

I am thinking that this could be something related to the frame slides.

So here are the correct steps on how to convert ppt to PDC.

1.Click Microsoft Office and choose Save As then click on PDF.

2.Click PDF Document from the Save as type

3.Click on Options from the Publish as PDF dialog box.

You will then see an option for Frame Slides. Uncheck this check box if you do not want borders or frames for your slide.

There is also a check box for “Bitmap text when fonts may not be embedded”. If you check this box, it will replace the fonts with bitmap representations. This way, the file will look likely the same as that way you originally designed it.

If you do not click on the check box or you uncheck it then the user reading your file will see the font as it is if they have it but if the one reading it does not have the font then it will be subsituited.

You will also see under Pictures the option for Color and grayscale pictures. Choose the numbers in the downsample to and when above. This reduces dots per line of the image or picture.

You may also check on the borders settings of the file and see if it has been adjusted from there. Please also adjusting the page margin settings as that sometimes fixes issue like this.

I hope this helps.



Answered By 572870 points N/A #126007

PPT converted to PDF – Vertical Black blocks


Maybe there was a problem when you converted your Microsoft Office package to the 2007 version that caused the converted file to display black vertical bars.

This makes the output file seems to be corrupted displaying the details incorrectly. Since you did an upgrade on your software, try doing another clean installation on the application. Uninstall the whole Microsoft Office 2007 package from your computer then restart the system.

After booting, check your computer for any possible errors. Use a disk utility application to check the system. Install Microsoft Office 2007 again then try converting the file again then see if the previous error will still happen.

If reinstalling the package didn’t do any good, try using a different program to convert your PowerPoint file to PDF format. There is a unique software that can convert all applications included in the Microsoft Office.

A-PDF Office to PDF is one software that can convert Microsoft Office applications like Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Publisher, Microsoft InfoPath, Microsoft Visio, and Microsoft CHM to PDF.

The software supports Microsoft Office versions 2000, 2003, and 2007 and works on Windows NT4, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7 both 32-bit and 64-bit versions.

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