Create PDFs from Word docs using command line?

Subject: Create PDFs from Word docs using command line?
From: Viv Crawford <viv_crawford -at- hotmail -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 8 Jul 2010 17:05:50 +0100


I'm having an attack of the lazies and hoping some of you clever people can help.

I routinely create PDFs from Word docs. These are usually fairly throwaway docs so I do it by printing to the Adobe PDF printer rather than by any of the cleverer ways.

Can I do this at the command line? I've tried using the Print *.* and it tells me it's printing the first doc in the directory, but then does nothing else. Of course, for a PDF I should also have to tell it where to save the PDF to and what to call it.

Happy to admit to being a complete command line amateur, (though I've recently discovered the joy of using it to move and rename files...)


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