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[MS Word] Convert to PDF via MATLAB

Subject: [MS Word] Convert to PDF via MATLAB

From: Michael Robbins

Date: 7 Jul, 2005 14:50:31

Message: 1 of 9

I have Acrobat and Word, and I need to convert my Word document to
PDF format. Does anyone know how I can do this from within MATLAB
(e.g. from the system command line or via java or active-x methods)?

TIA

Subject: [MS Word] Convert to PDF via MATLAB

From: Michael Robbins

Date: 11 Jul, 2005 17:18:03

Message: 2 of 9

Michael Robbins wrote:
>
>
> I have Acrobat and Word, and I need to convert my Word document to
> PDF format. Does anyone know how I can do this from within MATLAB
> (e.g. from the system command line or via java or active-x
> methods)?

It seems that GhostWord will solve my problems.

Subject: [MS Word] Convert to PDF via MATLAB

From: Anders Björk

Date: 12 Jul, 2005 01:13:46

Message: 3 of 9

Good to know, sooner or later one have automatically do some report.

"Michael Robbins" <michaelNOrobbinsSPAMusenet@yahoo.com> skrev i meddelandet
news:ef0d19a.0@webx.raydaftYaTP...
> Michael Robbins wrote:
>>
>>
>> I have Acrobat and Word, and I need to convert my Word document to
>> PDF format. Does anyone know how I can do this from within MATLAB
>> (e.g. from the system command line or via java or active-x
>> methods)?
>
> It seems that GhostWord will solve my problems.

Subject: [MS Word] Convert to PDF via MATLAB

From: StephenLL

Date: 11 Jul, 2005 23:46:04

Message: 4 of 9

Michael Robbins wrote:
>
>
> Michael Robbins wrote:
>>
>>
>> I have Acrobat and Word, and I need to convert my Word document
> to
>> PDF format. Does anyone know how I can do this from within
> MATLAB
>> (e.g. from the system command line or via java or active-x
>> methods)?
>
> It seems that GhostWord will solve my problems.

I would think that changing the default printer to Adobe's PDF writer
and and then using activex from inside matlab to load the document
and then using Word's printout activex method. I don't have word to
test this.

Stephen

Subject: [MS Word] Convert to PDF via MATLAB

From: Michael Robbins

Date: 12 Jul, 2005 21:09:22

Message: 5 of 9

> I would think that changing the default printer to Adobe's PDF
> writer
> and and then using activex from inside matlab to load the document
> and then using Word's printout activex method. I don't have word
> to
> test this.

I did that, and it was quite easy. The problem is that when you
print using Adobe Acrobat Writer or Acrobat Distiller as the printer,
Word prompts you for a file name. I must process a large number of
Word documents without user interaction.

Subject: [MS Word] Convert to PDF via MATLAB

From: Marc

Date: 13 Jul, 2005 02:17:39

Message: 6 of 9

Michael Robbins wrote:
>
>
>> I would think that changing the default printer to Adobe's PDF
>> writer
>> and and then using activex from inside matlab to load the
> document
>> and then using Word's printout activex method. I don't have
word
>> to
>> test this.
>
> I did that, and it was quite easy. The problem is that when you
> print using Adobe Acrobat Writer or Acrobat Distiller as the
> printer,
> Word prompts you for a file name. I must process a large number of
> Word documents without user interaction.

For me the solution via activex and Adobe Distiller 6.0 worked very
well, after unchecking the 'ask for filename' button
('Eingabeauforderung für PDF-Dateinamen' as it is a german version)
in the properties dialog.

Hope this could be useful to you

Marc

Subject: [MS Word] Convert to PDF via MATLAB

From: Michael Robbins

Date: 13 Jul, 2005 11:04:30

Message: 7 of 9

> For me the solution via activex and Adobe Distiller 6.0 worked very
> well, after unchecking the 'ask for filename' button
> ('Eingabeauforderung für PDF-Dateinamen' as it is a german version)
> in the properties dialog.
>
> Hope this could be useful to you
>
> Marc

Thank you.

I have an older version of Acrobat and must purchase a new one for
this feature but that seems like the best solution. I am not
permitted to use freeware or shareware for this project.

Subject: [MS Word] Convert to PDF via MATLAB

From: Joshua Baker-LePain

Date: 14 Jul, 2005 12:33:16

Message: 8 of 9

In article <ef0d19a.5@webx.raydaftYaTP>, Michael Robbins wrote:
>
> I have an older version of Acrobat and must purchase a new one for
> this feature but that seems like the best solution. I am not
> permitted to use freeware or shareware for this project.

That seems like an absurdly stupid limitation. Not that I'm surprised
by that.

--
Joshua Baker-LePain
Department of Biomedical Engineering
Duke University

Subject: [MS Word] Convert to PDF via MATLAB

From: Alex

Date: 22 Jul, 2010 15:24:04

Message: 9 of 9

"Michael Robbins" <michaelNOrobbinsSPAMusenet@yahoo.com> wrote in message <ef0d19a.-1@webx.raydaftYaTP>...
> I have Acrobat and Word, and I need to convert my Word document to
> PDF format. Does anyone know how I can do this from within MATLAB
> (e.g. from the system command line or via java or active-x methods)?
>
> TIA
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