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Re: [SLE] Convert DOC to PDF??
  • From: "Ryan McCain" <Ryan.McCain@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 20 Apr 2006 12:41:48 -0500
  • Message-id: <s44781ab.054@smtp1>
I have found a program called "antiword" that i am testing now. I will
post the results.

More feedback is welcome.


>>>"Ryan McCain" <Ryan.McCain@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> 04/20/06 12:33 pm >>>

We tried it with wvPDF, however the graphics got messed up. More
specifically, they increased in size by around 500x.

Any other ideas?

>>>Charles Philip Chan <cpchan@xxxxxxxxxxxx> 04/20/06 11:48 am >>>
On Thu, 20 Apr 2006 10:43:15 -0500
"Ryan McCain" <Ryan.McCain@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

>Does anyone know of a program that will convert DOCs to PDFs if a
>DOC is dropped into a directory on the filesystem? My googling is
>coming up empty.

No, but it should be easy to implement with some scripting:

(1) Create two directories- one for input and one for output.

(2) Write a small script to sort the files in the reverse chronological
order and get the newest filename and convert that file to pdf
with a program like wvPDF (part of wvware), output it to the
output directory.

(3) Use something like dnotify:

to monitor the input directory and run the script when a new file
is dropped into it.


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