I've been trying different approaches to converting a SW drawing file with
about 20 sheets into a PDF file:
1- Use the latest Acrobat PDF writer (as a printer)
2- Use Bluebeam PDF writer (as a printer)
3- Use "Save As" and choosing "PDF"
 Failed miserably. Garbage out.
 Ran. Didn't ask me for a filename or path. I searched the whole
computer for the PDF file but couldn't find one. Don't know if it made one
or saved it. It sure looked busy though.
 Ran. Took a long time and made a PDF file. The trouble is that it is
unreliable. Every time I run it there's a new error on a sheet. For
example, the SW drawing file consists of about 20 11x17 inch sheets. Some
are portrait and others landscape. "Save As" would randomly select a page
and flip the orientation, cropping out big chunks of the drawing. I tried
all options in the print dialog, including setting the orientation and zoom
value for each and every page (what a pain). None made a difference.
The only option that remains is to save as PDF multiple times under
different file names and then use Acrobat to edit the files, pick-off the
good sheets and make a new PDF. Again, a huge pain.
17 years ago