That site really is the best solution that I had found at ID > PDF > Word. Only one I could find that handled tables.
Though I think they also sell the software that does this.
Me, I'm not as excited about this new thing Eugene is describing though. Nothing to do with it's abilities, just the psychology of LOSING another of the few remaining walls that keep us from the non-designing hordes. You know that it will ultimately mean design compromises and unrealistic workflow expectations from the client side.
Hmmm. I hope they offer a 30-day trial. I'd like to put it through its paces.
I don't want to get into the habit of giving clients everything in Word, but in the case of a valid reason for a Word template it sure would be nice to build it in Indy and translate it, rather than fighting office to make it right.
I completely understand what Broacher's saying although unrealistic workflow expectations from the client side. is already my reality.
My problem was I had an evaluation form that my client wanted to email out to his clients. He submitted it to me as an Excel file. I pdf'd it, imported to Indy and designed around the pdf. I then exported the pdf and created a form but realized that wasn't going to work either. Then the client sends me an email this morning about converting it to a Word doc. he could send out and I found Eugene's link. Yippee.
I know my work around sounds laborious, does anyone have any other ideas that could have made it easier?
I hope this upgrade isn't the undoing of the great and active community we have here at GDF, I'm trying to cope with the glitches in a small effort to help expose bugs and hopefully restore the level...