I have a collection of mailing list messages in an Outlook 2007 folder that I need to save as a single, chronologically ordered PDF.
When exporting to PDF, Outlook generates a PDF Portfolio in which each message is a separate document. The messages are indexed by a header that mimics the appearance of an email client. From Acrobat Pro, the contents of this portfolio can be saved as individual files (Select All, then Extract From Portfolio), creating a collection of individual files with filenames based on the subject of each message. In theory, these could be combined back into a single PDF.
The problem with this solution is that extracting the individual messages from the portfolio strips them of their original time and date stamp, which is stored in the portfolio index. Instead, the messages become organized alphabetically by subject, and each individual file has a time/date based not on the original message but on the time/date it was extracted from the portfolio. So I can create an alphabetically ordered PDF, but not a chronological one.
Is there a solution to this problem that doesn't involve buying a third-party add-on?