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[nycphp-talk] Word Doc to PDF?

Brian Dailey support at dailytechnology.net
Thu Jan 25 14:37:15 EST 2007


Yes, I was looking for something that could do it in a scripting 
environment. I will look into this, thank you.

- Brian

Anirudh Zala wrote:
> On Wednesday 24 January 2007 19:25, Brian Dailey wrote:
>> Does anyone have any experience or information on converting a simple
>> Word document to a PDF? I've seen a few utilities that do this, but all
>> of them are Word doc to printer to PDF hacks, and most are dependent
>> upon an installation of Word or Open Office. There's got to be an easier
>> way.
> 
> I could not figure out whether you want such utility/software for manual use 
> or automatic use (for scripts like PHP).
> 
> As far as automatic use is concerned, I recommend an open source software 
> called "catdoc" (to be installed on your server) that is able to read xls, 
> ppt, doc files and outputs plain text that you can convert into PDF using one 
> of the PDF libs available for PHP. All of these reading and writing tasks you 
> can do by your PHP script.
> 
> * Search google for latest "catdoc" software.
> * Search pear.php.net for PDF library for PHP.
> 
> Anirudh Zala
> (Building standards)
> 
>> Thanks,
>> - Brian
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