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Re: [Groff] Question re: groff to PS to PDF to Microsoft Word...

From: Michael Parson
Subject: Re: [Groff] Question re: groff to PS to PDF to Microsoft Word...
Date: Tue, 4 Sep 2012 13:10:30 -0500 (CDT)
User-agent: Alpine 2.00 (NEB 1167 2008-08-23)

On Sun, 12 Aug 2012, address@hidden wrote:
On 11-Aug-2012 22:33:21 Larry Kollar wrote:
Clarke Echols <address@hidden> wrote:

I have a potential client who needs copy in DOC/Word format, and I'm
on Linux. ...

Last time I tried anything of the sort, I produced a doc file from
OpenOffice Writer, but when I read it using Word on a PC, the tables
were mangled beyond anything remotely useful.

How long ago was that? OpenOffice has improved over the last couple years. In
any case, using RTF instead of DOC format to move from OOo to Weird is going
to be the least problematic.

-- Larry

I have just tried the groff-->PS-->PDF-->OpenOffice route.

The file in question is a mixture of text and tables, a PDF file
generated using ps2pdf from PS output produced by groff.

The version of OpenOffice is 3.2.1 apparently dating from 2010.

When given the PDF file to open, OO Writer took a while, and then
came up with a screen that looked like a good representation of
the document.

You had better luck than I did.  I just tried to open my resume, same
path to PDF, using OpenOffice Writer 3.4.1, which is relativly current.

It looks like it tried to read the file as a text file and I just got:

5 0 obj
<</Length 6 0 R/Filter /FlateDecode>>

Instead of 3 pages of my more recent work history.

Michael Parson
Unix Thug
Austin, TX

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