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Re: Attachments in proprietary formats (i.e. Word)

Wout Mertens wrote:
> Hi all,
> I checked the archives and this doesn't seem to have been touched
> recently: I want to be able to send word etc documents as attachments from
> Windows. The problem is, of course, that Hylafax can't really do anything
> much with those closed formats. So, I figured these were probable
> solutions:
> - Somehow get WHFC to ask for attachments and print them locally
> - Make a sort of server that runs on a Win box (or VM-Ware for the
> purists) and gets files, lets the software print them, sends them back.


since attachements are mostly in properitary formats on Windows this
is a big problem. Currentyl i don't know about a good word filter.
> The first solution is rather straightforward and mostly ok, but I prodded
> the author of WHFC and he didn't write back. Closed source, so no sigar.

When do you have send me an e-mail ? We had a power strike in our
mail server after christmas so probably the e-mail was lost here.

> The second solution would also allow a mail gateway to work. Thing is, no
> such program exists AFAIK, so I'd have to write it.
> No problem, I'd be happy to, but I don't know how to make windows print an
> arbitrary document, and I spent quite some time searching.

Probably a MAPI client as you wrote in one of your other e-mails ?
I will answer this there.

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