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Re: Converting sxw files to ps or pdfs

On Thu, 2007-04-10 at 06:33 -0500, Nate Bargmann wrote:
> * Bill <bill3@uniserve.com> [2007 Oct 04 06:21 -0500]:
> > Hi folks,
> > 
> > I've got a problem with Open Office Writer. I've done a mail 
> > merge that produces a ton of .sxw files. These need to be 
> > faxed in bulk, but of course none of the fax programs can 
> > handle bulk input. No prob. I wrote a looping script using efax 
> > which uses ps/tiff input and that works. But I can't find a
> > utility to convert OOo .swx files to ps. Any suggestions?
> > I've googled my fingers off.
> .sxw would be the old Star Office format files so modern tools would
> probably work with .odt files which are Open Document Format (ODF). 
> Other than opening the files in OOo and printing to a file. which
> results in a .ps output, there doesn't seem to be an outside converter.
> - Nate >>
 Yes this is an older version of OO but like you say there 
isn't an external filter such as pdf2ps. The problem though
remains the same - bulk conversion - so the export to pdf and 
print to file .ps options are useless because they're done one
at a time. It would take me a week to get the job done.

It's a definite shortcoming in OO. 


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