Imported-from-Word docs often seem to contain hidden higher-order characters that cause problems when it comes to .pdf creation, maybe because Acrobat doesn't know how to deal with them, or they may signal Acrobat to do something special.
I think I'd try these alternate methods of import: * Poke around in the .mif file to see if you can ID more precisely what is triggering the show down, and remove it. * In Word, in a copy of the source, Remove Formatting, and save as .RTF (Maybe also save as .txt while you're at it). Try opening the .RTF in FM to see if that makes a difference. * Make a .PDF of the problem file from Word, then extract an .RTF file from that in Acrobat. * If it still isn't working, try copy-and-pasting the .txt file in to FM with the Paste Special / Text command. Art > Does anyone have any ideas what might cause this? I've eliminated cross-refs > and hyperlinks in the original Word doc (my first suspicion). I saved as MIF > and re-opened, but it made no difference. My choices at present seem to be > either to live with the slow PDF generation or to re-type the document. > > Thanks to all. > > Roger -- Art Campbell art.campbell at gmail.com "... In my opinion, there's nothing in this world beats a '52 Vincent and a redheaded girl." -- Richard Thompson No disclaimers apply. DoD 358