Steven Sinofsky is a muckity-muck on the Office team at Microsoft. He said the next 15 minutes are not covered under our non-disclosure agreement. Therefore, I will be disclosing. Sinofsky announced that some of the Office apps, including Excel, will have a “Save As PDF” feature in the next version. Everyone in the room is quite excited with some notable exceptions. A fellow Excel MVP was heard to say “Big %&#$*-ing deal.” Of course he’s referring to the fact that there are numerous PDF printer drivers that provide the same feature for free. I use PDF995 and PrimoPDF is another good one.
Jake mentioned that it may improve the programmability of the feature, which is a good point. Staying out of the PageSetup object is always a good thing.
I’m first, so take that Woody and Mary Jo.
P.S. Ken quit pointing that thing at my groin.