Native PDF support in Office “12”

 
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"Today’s another exciting day as we move closer to Beta 1. We are just wrapping up the MVP summit here in Redmond and we’ve finally announced another piece of functionality I’ve wanted to talk about for a long time now. This afternoon Steven Sinofsky announced to our MVPs that we will build in native support for the PDF format in Office "12".  I constantly get asked by customers if we can build in this support for publishing documents as PDF files, and now I can thankfully say "yes!" It’s something we’ve been hearing about for years, and earlier in this project we decided that while there were already existing third party tools for doing this, we should do the work to build the functionality natively into the product.

The PDF support will be built into Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Publisher, OneNote, Visio, and InfoPath! I love how well this new functionality will work in combination with the new Open XML formats in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. We’ve really heard the feedback that sharing documents across multiple platforms and long term archiving are really important. People now have a couple options here, with the existing support for HTML and RTF, and now the new support for Open XML formats and PDF!"

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Well, this is exciting news, I guess a lot of folks can out their copy of Adobe Acrobat Professional for sale on e-bay and uninstall those thirdparty PDF creation utilities such as CutePDF. 🙂

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7 responses to “Native PDF support in Office “12”

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  2. Igin

    thanks, andre. i tried changing the boot ini but it didn\’t work out. do u know how i can fix the audio problem. it was working fine on xp but it isn\’t working on vista. on the speech n device properties it is showing there is no audio device and its grayed out. i went to windows vista newsgroup but i couldn\’t find any help there for this issue. i think the supplemental driver install wizard is not detecting audio:\'(

  3. Andre

    You are not alone, Audio is crappy in this release and is not well supported. Its best you wait until the next interim or BETA 2 to find out if you audio controllers are fully supported. I wouldn\’t bother pushing it right now.

  4. Igin

    allrite. thanks a lot for all the info u provided me. really appreciate it:)

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