Still can’t get the PDF Makers to show up in Office 2007! Time to go deep!

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_uacct = “UA-1416026-2”;urchinTracker();_uacct = “UA-1416026-1”;urchinTracker();So let’s see, you’ve done everything you know of to get the PDF Maker Addin to work, well there is one thing that I have held back on, a registry edit that will bring them back. This approach is not for the faint of heart, but it is a very easy (as registry edits go) fix and if you do just what I say here (no clowning around in the reg please) then you can’t hurt your machine.Take a deep breath, relax, take a big swig of Redbull and let’s do this thing!Ok first off, this works with both Windows XP and Vista.

  1. Go to the Start Menu and select Run (in Vista you must go to Start Menu, Accessories, Run)
  2. On the Run Dialoge box you will see a Browse Button, select that and go to c:\windows\regedit.exe (you can also type it in)
  3. You should see the Registry Editor come up and look like thisreg1.png
  4. Now expand the key by selecting the small arrow to the left of the folder icon
  5. Keep expanding till you get to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Office\Addins\PDFMaker.Office.Addin (whew, that took a while)
  6. Now click on PDFMaker.Office.Addin you should see something similar to what is shown here on the right side panel reg2.png
  7. Ok almost done, Double Click LoadBehavior and type in 3 make sure the dialoge looks like this:reg3.png

That is it, now go back to Word and See if it is there, if not, follow the procedure outlined in the previous post.Ok it’s early on Tuesday morning, so I better get to the office, Keep some life in your life!Tim

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