Converting MSWord Docs to PDF

Steve Holden steve at
Wed Oct 11 09:38:32 CEST 2006

Andrew McLean wrote:
> Steve Holden wrote:
>>If that *isn't* satisfactory then a modest investment in Adobe 
>>Acrobat/Distiller plus the use of Python's scripting facilities to 
>>direct the conversion would be preferable to spending a huge amount of 
>>time writing a hand-crafted solution.
> An alternative to Adobe Distiller (part of Acrobat) is PDFCreator
> which is free. This installs as a Windows printer (using GhostScript as 
> a backend to generate PDFs). It should be relatively straightforward to 
> use Python scripting to drive Word to "print" documents to the 
> PDFCreator pseudo-printer.

Nice one, thanks for that, I'd missed it.

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