batch word 2 pdf converter

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  1. dolphin77 macrumors newbie

    Mar 16, 2004
    Looking for a way to convert a word document to pdf via the command line on OS X.

    Any help would be greatly apprecatied.....
  2. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5


    Jun 6, 2003
    Solon, OH
    Do you know how to write Python scripts? If you do, you're in luck: you can access Quartz functions, including PDF creation, via Python. See this PDF for details. This only works in Panther, so if you don't have Panther yet, you'll need to upgrade to do this.
  3. dolphin77 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 16, 2004
    Thanks for the information.....the pstopdf looks really great....However, the showstopper for us is getting the word file to you know any way to do this??
  4. jxyama macrumors 68040


    Apr 3, 2003
    i assume you know that you can "print" to PDF from Office and jump directly from word doc to PDF...

    but obviously, you are asking for command line version so it's easier to do a batch job...

    applescript, perhaps?
  5. abhishekit macrumors 65816


    Nov 6, 2003
    akron , ohio
    If you have postscript printer driver intstalled, then in the print dialogue box , you can change somthing to 'print to file' .then instead of printing , it wd save ur document as a ps file.
  6. gbojim macrumors 6502

    Jan 30, 2002
    I have not actually done this myself with Word, but MS Office for Mac can be scripted with Applescript. So you should be able to create a simple Applescript to say loop thru all .doc files in a folder, opening each file in Word and having Word print the file out in pdf format, then close the file.

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