Word document changes after saving as pdf

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When I save my Word document as PDF, the word document changes.

The changes which happen are:

insertion of an extra table, and change in margin on that same page.

  • The pdf looks like the word document as it looks after I have saved it as a pdf.
  • The word-document is in .docx-format but the same thing happens if I first save it as .doc format, and then try to save as pdf.
  • This only happens with this particular word document.

This is what the document looks like before I save as pdf:


This is what the document looks like after I've saved as a pdf:


The difference is that a table is inserted in the word-document, after it has been saved as PDF.

Any ideas?

Best Answer

You did not say what method you use to create the PDF other than saving as, but if the Word document is being changed, you likely have some type of plugin being used, like Adobe Acrobat.

If the plugin is having trouble with this one particular document, 'printing to PDF' instead of 'saving as PDF' should resolve your issue, but I have seen where an older, no longer supported version of Adobe Acrobat will output the same thing when 'printing to PDF' that the plugin did, so you might have to use Microsoft Print to PDF or other method of printing to PDF that is different from your plugin.

If this document is only the first exposure to the problem and you find that the output is getting changed regularly, the office plugin from the PDF software you use is the most likely culprit and should be uninstalled/replaced.