I have been trying to convert Word 2007 documents (*.doc) into PDF files, using the PDFMaker plugin, without any success.
The annoying pop-up message (…missing pdfmaker files…) was coming up all the time.
The only solution to the problem is to use the old “print” trick. Open the Office document, and select Print->Print (not Quick Print). Instead of your default printer, choose the Adobe PDF printer, and use Properties to configure the PDF output. This works like a charm.
Looking forward for an Acrobat update.
An alternative is the “Microsoft Save As PDF” add-in for Office 2007.
The 8.1 update has finally been released, which is supposed to fix the problem.