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Converting MS-WORD file to PDF

This simple process may be obvious to some people, but was eureka for me:

1. Open MS-Office document. Click File --> Print. Select a PostScript
printer (look for PS in printer name). Enable "Print to file". Click "OK".
Specify filename as .prn. Save.

2. Open .prn in GSView. Click File --> Convert. Select pdfwrite
device (default). Click OK. Specify PDF filename.

That is it! You get a PDF file.

You can download GSView free of cost from http://www.cs.wisc.edu/~ghost/

There are other (expensive) options:

1. Subscribe to Adobe's online service ( $9.99 per month or $99.99 per
2. Buy Adobe Acrobat ( $249 per seat ) or Adobe Distiller Server ( $5000.00
for 100 users )

open source is great!!

Comments (2)

Happy Go Lucky:

Thank you for posting this. It helped me muchly :)
Hope you find more hassle saving tips like it for everyone's benifit

Dear Pankaj,

Thanks a lot for the information. It worked
as you said it would. Best wishes.



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