Friday, December 10, 2010

"Page break" missing when converting InfoPath 2007 form to PDF

With the help of 2007 Microsoft Office Add-in: Microsoft Save as PDF or XPS, we can easily convert InfoPath 2007 form to PDF.  However, it doesn't support "Page break".   All "page break" is missing after converting to PDF file.   Is there a simple way to resolve this problem?  Yes!

There are many free "pdf printer" we can utilize such as Bullzip PDF Printer and PDFCreator.  After installing one of them on client side computer, we can print the form to a PDF file easily. Unfortunately, we still need to install InfoPath 2007 program on client computer.

Below are some relevant screenshots:

Open the InfoPath from SharePoint site with InfoPath client program, then click "Print"

Choose the "pdf printer", then click "Save" button.

Specify file name:

The file is generated.

PS1: We can also generate PDF file from web browser (without InfoPath client program), but will lose "Header" and "Footer"

PS2: InfoPath 2010 doesn't have this "Page Break" issue, so we can publish the form to PDF or XPS file directly.

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