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Convert word document into pdf [message #376565] Wed, 17 December 2008 20:54 Go to next message
Supernova11
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Hi all,

We are developing a document archival application.
currently we using webutil to save a Ms.word documents into blob column and preview it again to the user as word document also.

But now there's a requirement to generate the Ms.word document from the database into PDF files. And then save the pdf files into the database again. There is two blob columns in the table for the Ms.word and PDF documents.

Is it possible to do that from Oracle forms, or do we need any other 3rd party component?

Sorry for my bad English..

Thanks
Re: Convert word document into pdf [message #376601 is a reply to message #376565] Thu, 18 December 2008 00:19 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Littlefoot
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In my opinion, Forms is not a conversion tool. However, I guess that it could be done (if people managed to fly to the Moon, why wouldn't it be possible to convert a MS Word document into a PDF using Oracle Forms?). Unfortunately, I wouldn't know how to do that, so - I'd use what I already know - open a Word document and save it as a PDF (this step wouldn't involve Oracle), then store newly created PDF into the database.
Re: Convert word document into pdf [message #376609 is a reply to message #376601] Thu, 18 December 2008 00:36 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Supernova11
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hi,

Actually i ever think about that method, but that's not what user wants. They want everything done automatically by the application.

Anyway,
Thanks for your answer.

Regards
Re: Convert word document into pdf [message #376676 is a reply to message #376609] Thu, 18 December 2008 04:27 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Littlefoot
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Supernova11
They want everything done automatically by the application.

I'm sure they do. The point is: will they get it?
Re: Convert word document into pdf [message #376998 is a reply to message #376565] Fri, 19 December 2008 06:35 Go to previous messageGo to next message
rajy_salim
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Why don't you try to save it directly to the PDF format instead of Ms.word??

Rajy
Re: Convert word document into pdf [message #379549 is a reply to message #376998] Wed, 07 January 2009 00:39 Go to previous messageGo to next message
djmartin
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Did you solve your problem?

David
Re: Convert word document into pdf [message #387339 is a reply to message #379549] Wed, 18 February 2009 21:46 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Supernova11
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hii,

sorry, i've been very bussy lately.

actually, some one from oracle forums give me an idea like this.

1. generate the saved documents into the real files (*.doc)
2. Create *.bat files which will execute another 3rd party application to convert the documents into PDF format.
3. call the *.bat files from oracle form.
4. Save the converted document into the database.

i've tried that idea. and some how it works. i'm using open office component to convert the document into pdf.

any way. thank's for all of your supports.

best regards.
Re: Convert word document into pdf [message #387350 is a reply to message #387339] Wed, 18 February 2009 23:20 Go to previous message
djmartin
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Thank you for getting back to us.

David
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