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Old 04-28-2004, 09:49 PM   #1
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doc to pdf


Hy

I am looking for a software with the following features:
- convert doc files to pdf
- allow bookmarks insertion into the pdf file
- allow command lines use
- works on both unix and windows OS (optionnal)

Does anybody know where I could find one?

Thanks for your help.

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Old 04-28-2004, 10:17 PM   #2
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adobe acroread?

Doesn't acroread allow for all these things?

Look at "man convert" I thought it could handle some doc formats and convert to many other formats, including pdf
 
Old 04-28-2004, 10:29 PM   #3
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Open Office has the option to export most of its formats to pdf, including doc. As far as the other features go, dunno.
 
Old 04-28-2004, 11:10 PM   #4
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ooffice okay (mostly)

If you have nothing fancy in your Word docs, it can be handled by Open Office without too much mangling.
 
Old 04-28-2004, 11:22 PM   #5
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In my experience OpenOffice.org 1.1 screws it up. Missing spaces and indents and so on.
 
Old 04-28-2004, 11:37 PM   #6
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I think that Acrobat Reader can't convert files. It is only a reader. That's how Adobe spread PDF. They give the reader for free (so everyone can use their format) and they sell the writers.

And "man convert" tells me that I have no "convert" command in my shell.

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Old 04-28-2004, 11:44 PM   #7
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No, acroread definitely can't convert files. That's what Adobe Acrobat Pro is for (not available for Linux and terribly overpriced for Windows). Have you tried it with OpenOffice yet? Like I said, it's made some conversion mistakes for me, but it does convert the files.
 
Old 04-28-2004, 11:48 PM   #8
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I will try with OO but I'm not sure it allows bookmarks, does it?

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Old 04-29-2004, 12:42 AM   #9
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I just tried OO. The PDF exported looks great but I can't add bookmarks to it.

Any other suggestion?

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