MSDoc Convert/Viewer

Forum: Apps
Topic: MSDoc Convert/Viewer
started by: john.martzouco

Posted by john.martzouco on Dec. 31 2007,15:34
I've used the MSDoc Convert/Viewer to successfully convert a .doc file to PostScript.  All of my attempts to convert to PDF have failed.
Posted by mav_it on Jan. 09 2008,14:09
Hi, I do not know MSdoc Converter (but I will have a look at it, sounds Interesting...), but to convert a Postscript file to PDF, you will have to use the Ghostscript command ps2pdf (which can be called from a terminal window).

As far as I know the Ghostscript is preinstalled by default in DSL (I could not find it, but it works on my 4.0 distribution : Edit I could not find on the DSL application or package list...).

Bye, Mauro

Posted by Juanito on Jan. 09 2008,14:20
ps2pdf is in the hplip extension
Posted by Onyarian on Jan. 09 2008,15:56
In DSL 4.2.2 and 4.2.3 works perfectly the conversion from a .doc to .pdf with the MS word viewer/converter
Posted by mav_it on Jan. 09 2008,16:21
Same applies to me using a 4.0_rc00: I have no problem using the .
MSDoc and converting to PDF.

The only problem is that I think that ghostscript is missing many fonts, and from a .DOC document build on win, uses the courier font instead of "arial" which is the nearest to the original one.

Posted by Onyarian on Jan. 09 2008,16:25
Yes, that's truth, even in the view and in the conversion mode
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