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Doc2pdf

Doc2pdf is an email robot that converts Microsoft Office attachments (.doc, .ppt and .xls) to PDF files. All you need do is carbon-copy (CC) doc2pdf when you email a Microsoft Office document. Doc2pdf converts the attachment to a PDF file and sends the PDF file, as an attachment, in a reply to all recipients.

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Recent releases

  •  12 Sep 2002 20:37

    Release Notes: Major bugfixes that drastically improve stability.

    •  22 Aug 2002 21:05

      Release Notes: This release allows files placed in a directory to be converted using the Doc2pdf engine.

      •  29 May 2002 18:14

        No changes have been submitted for this release.

        •  18 Apr 2002 19:30

          Release Notes: Most of the changes fix bugs that are related to the way that various mailers and MTAs handle CR and CRLF terminators.

          •  02 Apr 2002 23:13

            Release Notes: Fixes for several bugs that were very difficult to reproduce, and great stability improvements.

            Recent comments

            01 May 2006 19:53 sssk

            Batch conversion on Linux
            Hi,

            I've attempted to create a version for linux. It's available at http://people.inf.in/shashi/doc2pdf/

            I may change the name. But, for now that should suffice.

            17 Sep 2003 01:51 adrimar

            Linux version
            I need exactly this one, but on Linux.
            In specifically, I need only the command that do conversions (not the GUI) because the conversion is made by a selfmade perl script (launched from the MTA Qmail).
            What do you think so ?

            31 Jan 2002 14:16 NewPapillon

            Quite interesting Project ...
            ... but our eMail-System is limited to 5 Megabytes.

            How about having a folder on a fileserver, in which user can put their documents to have them converted?

            Looking into the directory x:\something\doc2pdf\ or something like this.

            Kind regards.

            20 Dec 2001 15:13 mpeterson

            Re: Use StarOffice / OpenOffice

            > Wouldn't it be possible (and possibly
            > make more sense) to use OpenOffice
            > instead? I dunno, but it seems like it
            > may be possible to do it under a UNIX
            > without tying up a machine.


            I agree that it would be nice to get this working without requiring a dedicated Windows machine -- but the fact remains that Microsoft will probably not be making it easy for people to use something other than Microsoft Office anytime soon. This includes OpenOffice which does appear to convert Office documents. The problem with OpenOffice is it will always be a "catch-up" game (i.e. the Samba syndrome) to make sure that things are working with Microsoft's latest changes. On the other hand, using the (free) Microsoft viewers does guarentee that documents will be rendered correctly even if Office 2005 (or whatever Microsoft decides to call their next incarnation) happens to completely change the .doc, .xls and .ppt formats.

            One other observation... Doc2pdf was written for Windows users who are trying to be comptible with Linux users -- not the other way around. The way that Doc2pdf is used in my organization is that Windows users (i.e. the non-engineering folks) convert their documents *before* or *as* they send them to Engineering. Convincing them to use Doc2pdf in emails was a heck of a lot easier than convincing them to use OpenOffice and GhostScript...

            13 Dec 2001 18:43 ward

            Use StarOffice / OpenOffice
            Wouldn't it be possible (and possibly make more sense) to use OpenOffice instead? I dunno, but it seems like it may be possible to do it under a UNIX without tying up a machine.

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