PDF Print Driver in Excel 97?

I have a recollection of being told some time ago that there is a PDF Print
Driver buried somewhere in MS Excel and that it can be installed so that it
will work with any package in a similar way to PDF Distiller.

I have done a Google search and have drawn a blank.

Does anyone have any knowledge of this?

If so could you advise me how it may be activated, or where I can find
details on the web.


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henry4080 (3)
1/14/2004 10:58:15 AM
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What version of Excel and what version of Operating System
do you have.

If you have a scanner you might look over the software that
you got with the scanner.   An alternative is to download
another software package that will do it for you.
   http://www.mvps.org/dmcritchie/excel/pdf.htm
---
HTH,
David McRitchie, Microsoft MVP - Excel    [site changed  Nov. 2001]
My Excel Pages:  http://www.mvps.org/dmcritchie/excel/excel.htm
Search Page:        http://www.mvps.org/dmcritchie/excel/search.htm

"Henry" <henry@spamtrap.com> wrote in message news:bu37c8$2bg$1@rdel.co.uk...
> I have a recollection of being told some time ago that there is a PDF Print
> Driver buried somewhere in MS Excel and that it can be installed so that it
> will work with any package in a similar way to PDF Distiller.
>
> I have done a Google search and have drawn a blank.
>
> Does anyone have any knowledge of this?
>
> If so could you advise me how it may be activated, or where I can find
> details on the web.
>
>


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dmcritchie (2586)
1/14/2004 12:08:08 PM
"David McRitchie" <dmcritchie@msn.com> wrote in message
news:Oe0d#cp2DHA.2052@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
> What version of Excel and what version of Operating System
> do you have.

Excel 97 running under Win 2000 on a network.
Can I assume then that you have heard of this feature?


>
> If you have a scanner you might look over the software that
> you got with the scanner.   An alternative is to download
> another software package that will do it for you.
>    http://www.mvps.org/dmcritchie/excel/pdf.htm
> ---
> HTH,
> David McRitchie, Microsoft MVP - Excel    [site changed  Nov. 2001]
> My Excel Pages:  http://www.mvps.org/dmcritchie/excel/excel.htm
> Search Page:        http://www.mvps.org/dmcritchie/excel/search.htm
>
> "Henry" <henry@spamtrap.com> wrote in message
news:bu37c8$2bg$1@rdel.co.uk...
> > I have a recollection of being told some time ago that there is a PDF
Print
> > Driver buried somewhere in MS Excel and that it can be installed so that
it
> > will work with any package in a similar way to PDF Distiller.
> >
> > I have done a Google search and have drawn a blank.
> >
> > Does anyone have any knowledge of this?
> >
> > If so could you advise me how it may be activated, or where I can find
> > details on the web.
> >
> >
>
>


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henry4080 (3)
1/14/2004 12:39:00 PM
Then you definitely do not have this from Microsoft.

I've seen rumors of  PDF writers being available, but I think
they've all been false reports,  or at least not available in retail versions.

You mention a network.  You may very well have it (hidden) on your
network but not available to you because it would cost
a lot to include you and even more to include all your co-workers.
---
HTH,
David McRitchie, Microsoft MVP - Excel    [site changed  Nov. 2001]
My Excel Pages:  http://www.mvps.org/dmcritchie/excel/excel.htm
Search Page:        http://www.mvps.org/dmcritchie/excel/search.htm

"Henry" <henry@spamtrap.com> wrote in message news:bu3d95$8v3$1@rdel.co.uk...
> "David McRitchie" <dmcritchie@msn.com> wrote in message
> news:Oe0d#cp2DHA.2052@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
> > What version of Excel and what version of Operating System
> > do you have.
>
> Excel 97 running under Win 2000 on a network.
> Can I assume then that you have heard of this feature?
>
>
> >
> > If you have a scanner you might look over the software that
> > you got with the scanner.   An alternative is to download
> > another software package that will do it for you.
> >    http://www.mvps.org/dmcritchie/excel/pdf.htm
> > ---
> > HTH,
> > David McRitchie, Microsoft MVP - Excel    [site changed  Nov. 2001]
> > My Excel Pages:  http://www.mvps.org/dmcritchie/excel/excel.htm
> > Search Page:        http://www.mvps.org/dmcritchie/excel/search.htm
> >
> > "Henry" <henry@spamtrap.com> wrote in message
> news:bu37c8$2bg$1@rdel.co.uk...
> > > I have a recollection of being told some time ago that there is a PDF
> Print
> > > Driver buried somewhere in MS Excel and that it can be installed so that
> it
> > > will work with any package in a similar way to PDF Distiller.
> > >
> > > I have done a Google search and have drawn a blank.
> > >
> > > Does anyone have any knowledge of this?
> > >
> > > If so could you advise me how it may be activated, or where I can find
> > > details on the web.
> > >
> > >
> >
> >
>
>


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dmcritchie (2586)
1/14/2004 1:19:35 PM
Thank you David,

I suspected that what I had been told was false.

Unfortunately I cannot remember who told me, and I suspect that it was
someone who had Distiller and did not realise what it was and somehow
thought it was something to do with Excel because that was where they first
saw it.

As it happens, I have an Acrobat Licence and can use Distiller, but I was
just vaguely hopeful that there might be a cut down version that my
co-workers can use, but it seems not - never mind.

cheers

Henry


"David McRitchie" <dmcritchie@msn.com> wrote in message
news:OzccSGq2DHA.1736@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
> Then you definitely do not have this from Microsoft.
>
> I've seen rumors of  PDF writers being available, but I think
> they've all been false reports,  or at least not available in retail
versions.
>
> You mention a network.  You may very well have it (hidden) on your
> network but not available to you because it would cost
> a lot to include you and even more to include all your co-workers.
> ---
> HTH,
> David McRitchie, Microsoft MVP - Excel    [site changed  Nov. 2001]
> My Excel Pages:  http://www.mvps.org/dmcritchie/excel/excel.htm
> Search Page:        http://www.mvps.org/dmcritchie/excel/search.htm
>
> "Henry" <henry@spamtrap.com> wrote in message
news:bu3d95$8v3$1@rdel.co.uk...
> > "David McRitchie" <dmcritchie@msn.com> wrote in message
> > news:Oe0d#cp2DHA.2052@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
> > > What version of Excel and what version of Operating System
> > > do you have.
> >
> > Excel 97 running under Win 2000 on a network.
> > Can I assume then that you have heard of this feature?
> >
> >
> > >
> > > If you have a scanner you might look over the software that
> > > you got with the scanner.   An alternative is to download
> > > another software package that will do it for you.
> > >    http://www.mvps.org/dmcritchie/excel/pdf.htm
> > > ---
> > > HTH,
> > > David McRitchie, Microsoft MVP - Excel    [site changed  Nov. 2001]
> > > My Excel Pages:  http://www.mvps.org/dmcritchie/excel/excel.htm
> > > Search Page:        http://www.mvps.org/dmcritchie/excel/search.htm
> > >
> > > "Henry" <henry@spamtrap.com> wrote in message
> > news:bu37c8$2bg$1@rdel.co.uk...
> > > > I have a recollection of being told some time ago that there is a
PDF
> > Print
> > > > Driver buried somewhere in MS Excel and that it can be installed so
that
> > it
> > > > will work with any package in a similar way to PDF Distiller.
> > > >
> > > > I have done a Google search and have drawn a blank.
> > > >
> > > > Does anyone have any knowledge of this?
> > > >
> > > > If so could you advise me how it may be activated, or where I can
find
> > > > details on the web.
> > > >
> > > >
> > >
> > >
> >
> >
>
>


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henry4080 (3)
1/14/2004 2:07:40 PM
You're welcome.

I meant to include a link to
  http://www.mvps.org/dmcritchie/excel/pdf.htm
as there are other ways to create PDF files.

"Henry" <henry@spamtrap.com> wrote in message news:bu3ifd$ej8$1@rdel.co.uk...
> Thank you David,
>
> I suspected that what I had been told was false.
>
> Unfortunately I cannot remember who told me, and I suspect that it was
> someone who had Distiller and did not realise what it was and somehow
> thought it was something to do with Excel because that was where they first
> saw it.
>
> As it happens, I have an Acrobat Licence and can use Distiller, but I


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dmcritchie (2586)
1/14/2004 2:13:54 PM
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