[lug] PDF creator ...

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Fri May 6 18:13:34 MDT 2005

On Fri, May 06, 2005 at 05:55:58PM -0600, Mike Stanczyk wrote:
> On Fri, 6 May 2005, Dhruva B. Reddy wrote:
> > You don't say what format your source documents are,
> Windows format.  ;-) The problem is a program that doesn't
> understand how to allow individual page printing under
> Windows.  Screw up a 88 page report with a printer jam, you
> get to reprint the whole thing.

Poor soul :-)

> We're stuck with the program so my next best idea is an program
> that pretends to be a printer but that makes pdfs.  Our HQ
> requires several programs so we're locked in for a while.
> It's a non-profit organization so there's no money available but
> open source is an option.  I wanted something with both Windows
> and Linux versions so that as I introduce more open source, they
> keep seeing the same stuff.  Openoffice is next to be introduced,
> then maybe a desktop switch to linux if I'm lucky.

Well, so much for OpenOffice - what you're looking for is a Print-to-PDF,
or?  The easiest thing i can think of right now: create a pdf printer on
Linux and export it via Samba. I know there was a pretty good setup described
in some german speaking magazine - darn, if i only had the fulltext search
engine for my brain dev ...

 HTH Ralf Mattes

P.S: Nag me if you can't find a solution - i might find the time to
dig up that magazine.

> Some of the behind the scene stuff wlll change as they break down
> and I can get cheap hardware.  I'm scrounging now for a backup server.
> (to backup the main NT fileserver due to a failing tape drive.)
> Mike
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