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    Hi:

    In converting some .txt (text) files to pdf using Batch Processing,
    one of the text files was rotated to landscape (all the others are in
    portrait).

    All the files are created by Notepad, and Notepad has word wrap on.
    The one file in question has a long paragraph line, which landscape is
    able to print/display in its unbroken entirety.

    I need to force all the pages to display/convert to pdfs in portrait,
    per their original orientation.

    Thank you in advance for your help.

    -- Roy Zider

    Using Adobe Acrobat Professional 8.1.0


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    Further to this earlier post, it appears that the cause of this
    "rotation" problem is that Acrobat 8 is not wrapping paragraph lines
    when converting text files to pdf. As a result, the paragraphs just
    extend way to the right.

    I've scanned the edit | preferences and can find no option that
    addresses this problem. Am I missing something here?

    Thank you in advance for your help.

    -- Roy Zider


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    SOLUTION

    It turns out that the settings governing this text --> pdf conversion
    are not located in Edit | Preferences but rather in File | Create PDF
    | From Web Page.

    Navigate below to locate the relevant settings:

    File > Create PDF > From Web Page > Settings

    > General > File Type Settings > Plain Text - text/plain >> Settings


    > General > Line Wrap > Wrap Lines at Margin unchecked --> checked,

    Reflow Text unchecked --> checked.

    > Page Layout > Scaling > Scale Wide Contents to fit page checked -->

    unchecked.


    DISCUSSION

    Against all known practice, it seems, these settings are not located
    under Edit | Preferences. In fact, under Edit | Preferences the
    subtree Covert to PDF | Text actually says, "There are no settings
    that can be edited in Text". This is also the message shown here for
    HTML conversions to PDF: "There are no settings that can be edited in
    HTML". This is not helpful. Edit settings for both conversion types
    are found under File | Create PDF | From Web Page (and further, not
    under "From File").

    The clue that led to this discovery was prompted by the posting of
    Simon ATS at http://www.adobeforums.com/cgi-bin/webx/.3bc31789/0

    In any case the this built-in capability of Adobe Acrobat 8 is
    crippled at best for converting HTML pages. There are only a limited
    number of files it can convert, and those that it does (specifically
    HTML) are practically useless on complex web pages.

    The most bulletproof method of conversion to PDF appears to be
    printing in the native application through the Adobe PDF printer
    driver associated with the application. From that printer driver
    output you can further manipulate the PDF using Adobe Acrobat.

    -- Roy Zider


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