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Excel 2011 creating unreadable PDF files

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I've been using Excel 2011 on  a MacBook Air to create PDF files for some time, with no problems.  Until now.

 

Every time I use the Save As PDF feature, Excel crashes (I have to Force Quit), and the resulting PDF file is garbage.  Can't even be repaired with 3rd party PDF repair software.

 

I've reinstalled Excel, but the same thing occurs.  

 

Any suggestions??  (Other than upgrade to Office 365)  ;->    It's an old MacBook Air that I'm trying to hold onto!

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Best Response confirmed by jmgoguen11 (New Contributor)
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Hi @jmgoguen11 

 

can you please let me know what you macOS ?

 

Instead of save as PDF try Print as PDF, hope this might be helpful.

 

Regards, Faraz Shaikh | MCT, MIE, MOS Master, Excel Expert

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IMMENSELY helpful, thank you!!!