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Re: [hylafax-users] .doc, email and hylafax

On 2002.11.19 11:44 Andrew Lovell wrote:
> Hi folks any suggestions on how AUTOMATICALLY transform word .doc
> files into ps, pdf or tiff for sending via fax ON A LINUX BOX?

There are several ways this can be done with varying degrees of success 
and difficulty.

The most straightforward way would be to use the wv package and call on 
wvPS in typerules.  The problem with that is that the conversion can be 
imperfect as some Word formatting isn't understood perfectly by wvPS.

The other way that comes to mind would be to use and OpenOffice macro 
to convert the document and save it in PDF or postscript.  The problem 
there is that OO macro writing is not the most straight-forward 
procedure and will probably seem overly difficult as OO doesn't have an 
automatic macro writer (you have to code it out by hand).

The best thing that you can do is to get the users to submit in PDF or 
Postscript... sorry, but that's the bottom-line.


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