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 Aug 21 2020 5:16 AM
Hi,

To be able to convert Word and Excel files to PDF, is it enough to install just Word and Excel, or do you have to install all Office programs?

/Stefan
 Aug 21 2020 9:16 AM
Posted by a ceTe Software moderator
Hi Stefan,

Just installing the product(s) you need will work fine.

Thanks,
ceTe Software Support Team
 Aug 21 2020 10:47 AM
Hi,

Thanks for the quick reply!

An other question. The server I will run this component on is old 2008 R2 and also we have Office 2010. What do you recomend, should I gamle with installing the latest version or cold you supply me with an older version that supports 2008 R2 and Office 2010?

/Stefan
 Aug 21 2020 2:43 PM
Posted by a ceTe Software moderator
Hi Stefan,

We recommend using the versions from this page since they are actively tested. We could provide an older version, but wouldn't recommend using that since recent office updates would likely make it unreliable. If you must use Windows Server 2008 and Office 2010, feel free to try it with the current version to see if it will meet your needs. If not though, you're best bet would be to update to the supported versions starting with the Office version, and then the OS version if you're still having issues.

Thanks,
ceTe Software Support Team
 Sep 04 2020 7:31 AM
Hi,

I know that it's not supported, but do you think it's possible that the conversion service will work with Office 365?

When testing conversion with Word 2010 I noticed that the PDF-fils got quite large.
If I convert a 128 KB Word file with DynamicPDF converter, the PDF-file size is 304KB.
If Instead use Microsoft's PDF printer, the PDF-file size is 287KB.
If I save it as PDF, the file size is 196KB.
If I use PDF-XChanges PDF printer the PDF-file size is just 16KB.
So my question is,
1. Is there any settings I can chang to reduce the file size?
2. This was done with Word 2010 installed, do you know if using Word 2016 the file size gets smaller?

Regards Stefan
 Sep 04 2020 10:32 AM
Posted by a ceTe Software moderator
Hello Stefan,

DynamicPDF Converter doesn’t officially support Office 365. Updates to Office 365 can sometimes cause the conversion process to stop working. We recommend using the 32 bit version of Microsoft Office 2016.

DynamicPDF Converter uses the locally installed MS Office software when converting MS Office files to PDF. The output PDF file size is dependent on how MS Office handles the conversions. There is no option in DynamicPDF Converter to control the output PDF file size.

Thanks,
ceTe Software Support Team

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