Microsoft Word

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Microsoft Office Word helps you produce professional-looking documents by providing a comprehensive set of tools for creating and formatting your document in the new Microsoft Office Fluent user interface. Rich review, commenting, and comparison capabilities help you quickly gather and manage feedback from colleagues. Advanced data integration ensures that documents stay connected to important sources of business information.

Configurators

Word (Mac)

Available for Microsoft Word for Mac 2008, Microsoft Word for Mac 2011, Microsoft Word for Mac 2016

This configurator drives Microsoft Word. It is a processor that allows saving a Word file to PDF. In addition it allows saving in a number of common text formats.

The Microsoft Word configurator supports incoming job folders in addition to individual files. In case of a job folder, the configurator expects that the folder contains a single Microsoft Word file on its topmost level, and that all resources referred to from within the Microsoft Word file reside in the job folder or in one of its (nested) subfolders.

Microsoft Word (Windows)

Available for Microsoft Word for Windows 2007 (requires the 'Microsoft Save as PDF or XPS Add-in for 2007'), Microsoft Word for Windows 2010, , Microsoft Word for Windows 2016

This configurator drives Microsoft Word. It is a processor that allows saving a Word file to PDF. In addition it supports executing a macro on the file, and allows saving in a number of common text formats.
The Microsoft Word configurator supports incoming job folders in addition to individual files. In case of a job folder, the configurator expects that the folder contains a single Microsoft Word file on its topmost level, and that all resources referred to from within the Microsoft Word file reside in the job folder or in one of its (nested) subfolders.

Example flows

Convert native layout documents to print-ready PDF files

Many production companies in graphic arts receive native page layout and illustration files from applications such as Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, QuarkXPress or even MS Word. Often these native-application files need to be converted to PDF for print production, distribution or other processes.

With this solution, Switch offers a single automated process where the native documents are automatically sorted to the right native application and a PDF file is produced serving a specific usage such as offset or digital printing (depending on the selected settings). As MS Word is not capable to create a print-ready PDF, PitStop Server is used to clean up the file ensuring black does not appear on all 4 plates, RGB images are correctly converted to CMYK, etc. 

In short, native jobs turn into print ready PDFs automatically and if there are any unsolvable problems detected, the final Preflight will stop the file from going directly into print.