Word doc splits into multiple files when saved as pdf.

I am using microsoft word version 14.1.4 on a mac desktop. When i save a word document with different page layouts (landscape to portrait) to pdf. The file saves ok but it splits into multiple files, i am fairly sure this occurring due to the difference in page layouts. Really need some help...
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Yes, it is due to the differences in Page Layout.

There's a problem with the way the Apple Printing Subsystem interprets the Word Section Break.  It treats it as a "New File" command.  Nothing you can do about it.

You can use Preview to put the pieces back together again.  Open the first file, drag the others into place in the side-bar, then save.

Of course, Adobe Acrobat will do just as well, if you have it.

Hope this helps
John McGhie, Microsoft MVP (Mac Word), Consultant Technical Writer. http://www.john.mcghie.com.au

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