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Re: [hylafax-users] Converting files to PS
Jorge Saraceno - Alicom Argentina wrote:
Pls, can anybody help me and tell me what can I use to convert the following
files to PS?
MS Word .doc
MS Write .wri
MS Excel .xls
MS PowerPoint .ppt
MS Publisher .pub
Portable Document Format .pdf
Lotus 123 .123/.wk4/.wk5
Lotus Ami Pro .sam
Lotus Freelance .pre/.prz
The best way is to get the user to convert them to Postscript
themselves. There is no guarantee that any other converter (even those
programs themselves) on any other system will be able to reproduce the
image exactly the way that the user intends.
For example, imagine that a user submits HTML that sources images from a
password-protected website. How will any external converting program be
able to fetch those images?
That's just one example, but there are many similar kinds of things
involving font availability, default page sizing, printer configuration,
system settings, etc. that will all have a roll here.
If the user really wants the recipient to see the same thing that they
intend them to see, then they need to do the conversion to Postscript
themselves. So instead of trying to do that conversion on the server do
something to help the user do the conversion themselves.
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