Re: Create PDFs from Word docs using command line?

Subject: Re: Create PDFs from Word docs using command line?
From: Jimmy Breck-McKye <jb527 -at- hotmail -dot- co -dot- uk>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Fri, 09 Jul 2010 00:27:13 +0100

A similar issue was dealt with here:
http://bytes.com/topic/python/answers/471967-convert-word-doc-acrobat-pdf-files

The gist is to use Python to automate OpenOffice, which is far easier
than the vagaries of worrying about that abomination Visual Basic.
Remember, Word relies on VBA, which is basically VB6, a language tied
together with duct tape, ActiveX controls and string.

On 08/07/10 17:05, Viv Crawford wrote:
> Hello
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> I'm having an attack of the lazies and hoping some of you clever people can help.
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> 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.
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> 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.
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> 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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> Thanks.
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