Automate .doc,.docx to pdf conversion on server

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Automate .doc,.docx to pdf conversion on server

Postby rogerschopper » Fri Jul 26, 2013 9:21 am

Hi, is it possible to use open office or open office libraries to convert word documents to .pdf on a web server? I'd like to use the libraries or use some interface at more of a service level. I don't care about scalability, but I'd like to avoid automation of the open office application (ie running the application exe, converting to pdf, then closing the application (all automatic)). I currently have the automation practice working with ms word, but I found out the practice is strongly recommended against.

I am using an iis7 server. my local os is windows 7. My dev env is vs2012 / c#. I am able to install any free/low cost products required.
OpenOffice 3.1 on Windows 7
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Re: Automate .doc,.docx to pdf conversion on server

Postby RoryOF » Fri Jul 26, 2013 10:02 am

I have no experience with running OpenOffice as a conversion process, but if you Google for
"OpenOffice headless" (no quotes) I think you will find much relevant information, which may get you started.

AOO 4.0 has better conversion for .docx, according to reports.
Apache OpenOffice 4.1.7 on Xubuntu 18.04.4 (mostly 64 bit version) and very infrequently on Win2K/XP
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