If you want to use your word-doc and make a pdf-file from that, you'll have
to find a printer that can guide you through making the pdf-file. The
printer or Service Bureau also has to be able to make film directly from
pdf-files, i.e. he has to have a Postscript level 3 RIP on his imagesetter.
Maybe you could check with a few SB's or printers, if they can do that.
In order to make a proper pdf-file, you have to have Acrobat Distiller.
Otherwise, you will have to make the whole thing from scratch again.
Also please check the quality of your pictures (scannings). They have to be
scanned in a resolution of 300 dpi in the size you use them in your
document, if you want a fair quality.
>Sorry, there's no magic bullet way to convert Word docs into PageMaker
>(or Quark) docs. The process is strictly manual labor.
>You might have some luck converting the Word doc into Adobe Acrobat
>format (pdf). Many printers are now accepting these files for output
>and I believe there is a tricky but possible way to convert a Word
>doc. Though I've never needed to go through the process.
>On Tue, 24 Aug 1999 21:20:16 GMT, Arye Zacks
>>I recently completed a 52 page catalog, with pictures and text, using MS
>>Word. When I called the printer for a quote, they told me I needed to
>>hand them a disk with pagemaker, quark, or similar file, but they could
>>not get the right color off of Word. Is there a way to convert Word
>>files to pagemaker files?
>>Thanks for any help.