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Topic: Re: Automation: pdf & word compiling via Web Interface (Via Email)
Conf: (P-PDF) Developers, Msg: 75684
From: LeonardR
Date: 11/5/2002 12:02 AM

At 3:20 PM +1100 11/4/02, p-pdf-developer Listmanager wrote:
>Not sure on the platform yet, unix or nt.

Well, if fidelity of conversion of the Word document is of
high priority, then I would go with an NT server and use a product
such as AdLib System's AdLib eXpress ( which
can do both the conversion and the appending of the documents with
little to no coding involved.

If you want to do coding, then you should look at the product
suite from ActivePDF ( which includes
DocConverter and PDFToolkit.

On the Unix side, there are wonderful tools for appending the
documents together (and even generating bookmarks and TOC's) such as
AppendPro from Appligent ( - but the Word
conversion is going to be more problematic since you're have to rely
on multiple parts (.doc->AbiWord->.ps->Ghostscript->.pdf) or
(.doc->wvware->.html->htmldoc->.pdf) and less than perfect rendering
of Word files.

Leonard Rosenthol
Chief Technical Officer
PDF Sages, Inc. 215-629-3700 (voice)
215-629-0789 (fax)

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