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PDF available in Office 2007

Discussion in 'Microsoft Office' started by R.Fritz, Apr 7, 2010.

  1. R.Fritz

    R.Fritz Flightless Bird

    With PDF creation available in Office 2007 we are thinking converting to
    PDF's, scanning documents to DVD for storage instead of keeping printouts.
    My boss is concerned about having an issue in 10 years if not being able to
    access these PDF documents because of new technology.

    My thinking if it becomes obsolete, there will be a transition time when we
    would know this & be able to convert to the newest technology. Does any body
    have comments concerning this.
     
  2. DL

    DL Flightless Bird

    A pdf is not an MS format, so anything saved as a pdf can be opened by any
    pdf application, eg Adobe Reader
    If you are thinking of business storage / data backup you might find
    multiple backups on several separate drives more appropriate

    "R.Fritz" <RFritz@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:6024B9C5-6875-440D-93A8-B16E4A4B9C83@microsoft.com...
    > With PDF creation available in Office 2007 we are thinking converting to
    > PDF's, scanning documents to DVD for storage instead of keeping printouts.
    > My boss is concerned about having an issue in 10 years if not being able
    > to
    > access these PDF documents because of new technology.
    >
    > My thinking if it becomes obsolete, there will be a transition time when
    > we
    > would know this & be able to convert to the newest technology. Does any
    > body
    > have comments concerning this.
     
  3. Steve Rindsberg

    Steve Rindsberg Flightless Bird

    In article <6024B9C5-6875-440D-93A8-B16E4A4B9C83@microsoft.com>, R.Fritz wrote:
    > With PDF creation available in Office 2007 we are thinking converting to
    > PDF's, scanning documents to DVD for storage instead of keeping printouts.
    > My boss is concerned about having an issue in 10 years if not being able to
    > access these PDF documents because of new technology.
    >
    > My thinking if it becomes obsolete, there will be a transition time when we
    > would know this & be able to convert to the newest technology. Does any body
    > have comments concerning this.


    My guess is that DVDs will go obsolete before PDFs do. Now your boss has TWO
    things to worry about. ;-)

    But any technology so widely used as CDs, DVDs, PDFs or other image formats will
    stick around a long, long time before it's totally unusable. Look at MS Office
    documents, for example. It wasn't until Office 2007 that MS finally stopped
    allowing you to open documents created in pre-Office 97 versions. As long as
    you have Office 2003 or earlier, you can still open and convert versions going
    back to Office 4, as I recall. That's a LOT of warning time.

    I'd plan on having an "archive review" meeting every few years to assess the
    current state of things and plan for the future so you don't get caught short.
     
  4. db

    db Flightless Bird

    I think pdf is the "standard"
    and is here to stay.

    even the judicial systems
    in our local and federal
    governments convert all
    the documents of court
    proceedings into pdf's.

    my suggestion is to also
    save a copy of the adobe
    reader on each dvd with
    the pdf's

    also you may want to
    save the doc's in their
    original format on other
    dvd's as a backup plan
    or need to edit the doc's
    for whatever reason.

    incidentally, not many people
    know this but pdf's can
    also be opened by adobe
    photo shop programs.

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    "R.Fritz" <RFritz@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:6024B9C5-6875-440D-93A8-B16E4A4B9C83@microsoft.com...
    > With PDF creation available in Office 2007 we are thinking converting to
    > PDF's, scanning documents to DVD for storage instead of keeping printouts.
    > My boss is concerned about having an issue in 10 years if not being able to
    > access these PDF documents because of new technology.
    >
    > My thinking if it becomes obsolete, there will be a transition time when we
    > would know this & be able to convert to the newest technology. Does any body
    > have comments concerning this.
     
  5. Steve Rindsberg

    Steve Rindsberg Flightless Bird


    > incidentally, not many people
    > know this but pdf's can
    > also be opened by adobe
    > photo shop programs.


    And for more full-featured editing, by Adobe Illustrator.

    And usually by Corel Draw.
     

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