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Old 02-04-2003, 03:35 PM   #1
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.doc file to pdf

I have a .doc file that I can view in but I want to make it a .pdf file if it is possible with Linux tools. Does anyone know the commands and utilities by any chance?
Old 02-04-2003, 05:28 PM   #2
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In OpenOfficeWriter you can print to file a .doc file as postscript or pdf. It worked, although it is a little rough on the edges. I was able to get about 90% of it though on pdf. Thanks for everyones assistance.
Old 02-05-2003, 03:55 AM   #3
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In OOo Writer:
  • Open the file and make any necessary adjustments (they don't always look exactly right).
  • Print to a postscript (ps) file and then
  • use the lovely commandline utility ps2pdf (should be part of any recent distro) to convert it to a pdf file.
Works a treat.


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