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Re: Converting word docs to pdf

From: Sampo Nurmentaus (41348@xyz.molar.is)
Date: Fri 19 Apr 2002 - 15:36:15 UTC

  • Next message: Bjarni R. Einarsson: "Re: Converting word docs to pdf"

    Yes, that would be possible, but
    how to put those attachments back into mail?

    So that when a basic user receives mail, he/she does
    not even have to know about the conversion going on.

    > Could you 'quarantine' all of your DOC extension files and then have the
    > procmail script fire off the Word2PDF conversion utility?
    >
    > B
    >
    > ----- Original Message -----
    > From: "Sampo Nurmentaus" <41348@xyz.molar.is>
    > To: "Brian Schonecker" <41384@xyz.molar.is>
    > Cc: <41429@xyz.molar.is>
    > Sent: Friday, April 19, 2002 10:35 AM
    > Subject: Re: [anomy-list]: Converting word docs to pdf
    >
    >
    > >
    > > Sounds quite reasonable when you have a windows machine
    > > from which you want to print from.
    > >
    > > I don't have one so the problem is that incoming email
    > > including word docs must be manually converted with
    > > wcPDF to PDF files. Well, not a big challange for me
    > > espesially when most of word docs sent to me contain
    > > no usefull payload. But my mailserver is also
    > > servin my borther and father both using windoze. So
    > > converting .docs to pdfs would absolutely disable
    > > all the macroviruses sent to them. And also would ease
    > > my life.
    > >
    > > So problem is how to mangle an attachment in incoming
    > > mail while keeping ms word as far away from me as possible :-)
    > >
    > > wcPDF does some nice work on this era but in addition to manglin
    > > attacment it should also be renamed if mangling goes ok. If it
    > > doesn't it should be dropped. Or something like that.
    > >
    > > SaBe
    > >
    > > > I've had a lot of responses for my "Print to PDF" mini-howto.
    > > >
    > > > Here is a zipped up copy of what you'll need to get started.
    > > >
    > > > ftp://ftp.one.net/pub/users/bschonec/ps2pdf.zip
    > > >
    > > >
    > > > Please note. This "how to" is _very_ MINI.
    > > >
    > > > It assumes you know how to add Linux LPD printers, edit the printcap
    > file,
    > > > etc.
    > > >
    > > > If you need help, I'll do my best but I'll be incommunicado for a few
    > days
    > > > so be patient.
    > > >
    > > > Brian
    > > >
    > > >
    > > >
    > >
    > >
    > >
    >



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