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Hi folks any suggestions on how AUTOMATICALLY
transform word .doc files into ps, pdf or tiff for sending via fax ON A LINUX
Let me explain a little better...
The idea (I am sure I am not the first to do this)
is to allow my users to send an email to a special email account that will
automagically be picked-up converted and sent...
"ok! no problem!"... "nice and easy".... I hear...
BUT what of the Word attachments... I have to assume that the user is stupid,
idiotic and does not know anything about installing drivers or anything else and
the user base is too large for me to go around all machine to install cypheus or
whfc or whatever... hence the ideal is for the linux to convert the .doc to a
... "You're Nuts" microslop oops sorry Microsoft
keeps changing the format... + what about all the fonts....
Any geniuses out there? Any brilliant minds with a
possible solution? (and no I do not want to spend the next 20 years on
The only solution I can figure at the moment is to
create a "gulp" VB ActiveX "urgh" to register on an NT Box that could be called
from the linux machine that would then do a Word->file->print to a file
via AdobePS or smth?
Any suggestions VERY welcome!