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Re: Re: Converting M$ Word --> PDFby peterr (Scribe)
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|on Jan 24, 2004 at 03:46 UTC||Need Help??|
The only thing I managed to find that seems relevant at all is docclient.
Checked it out, the only thing that might be hard is "On the server machine, a Docserver application (usually docserver.pl program) has to be running."
Will see how the OpenOffice and ooolib 'combo' goes.
That shouldn't be a problem. Install OpenOffice on the Linux box; you already have Perl there, of course. That leaves ooolib, which according to the sourceforge project page runs on Linux. I've not used ooolib myself, though, since I usually write scripts that work with the XML; I don't have to deal with Word documents much. But now that I know ooolib exists, I'm making myself a note to check it out soon; it could be quite useful :-)
If only there was a Perl module that was HTML::Word available, because I know there is a HTML::PDF there. I recently used Perl to create an Excle file, wow, could not have been easier, so I'm really surprised there is nothing in Perl that can create Word documents. (But then, even Clipper can create Excel files). I guess a lot depends on how much of the format of M$ Word Microsoft will release, because having made the comments on Excel, I do know the complete layout of Excel was available some years back. The bottom line I guess is, if M$ haven't released ALL the info on the structure of M$ Word files, then no-one is going to be able to create them (although isn't _that_ what OpenOffice can do ??)