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Re: Converting sxw files to ps or pdfs

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On 10/04/07 11:27, Bill wrote:
> 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. 

AbiWord might be able to do what you want.

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Ron Johnson, Jr.
Jefferson LA  USA

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