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Re: Converting sxw files to ps or pdfs

On Fri, 2007-05-10 at 10:07 -0500, Ron Johnson wrote:
> >> AbiWord might be able to do what you want.
> >  
> > No I checked. There is a difference between internal file formats
> > and exportable or print-to-file formats. This secondary support
> > can be applied only to one file at a time. It's a time consuming
> > and error prone process when you're looking at a massive mail
> > merge. You just know you're going to get 10-20% errors - typos,
> > omissions, misnaming etc. <shudder>. 
> Typos when running a mail merge??????????

No not from the merge itself, automation is the way out of the 
problem. The but I guarantee you if you had to load 500 .sxw 
files one at a time, convert them and then print them to file 
as .ps files you'd make mistakes. Hey try it at home. Count the
clicks involved saving a single .sxw file as a postscript file.
Sorry it defeats the entire purpose of a mail merge. It's like 
flying across two continents first class in a 747 and then 
crawling home from the airport on your hands and knees.

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