[oclug] PowerPoint to PDF
bjohnson at johnson-engineering.ca
Wed Jul 23 12:01:14 EDT 2003
If you can print it alright, you can just print it to a file using a
postcript printer driver (works on both windows and linux)
For pdf, you can get a windows printing emulation that creates pdf files
(like adobe acrobat) or use pstopdf on linux (or maybe the 1.1 version of
openoffice that includes direct export to pdf in it's writer app also has
that feature in it's presentation app)
On Wed, 23 Jul 2003, Rod Giffin wrote:
> Derrick Taylor said:
> > did you manage to convert PowerPoint to PostScript or PDF, if so could
> > you let me know how?
> Hi Derrick,
> You would usually do PPT to whatever conversion tasks on the Windows side
> of the house. To convert to PDF, there are "ad-ware" tools located at
> http://site4.pdf995.com/ that work well, if you don't mind the
> To convert to PS, I think all you have to do is print to a file using a PS
> printer driver.
> I have these instructions for converting PDF to EPS on Linux from
> somewhere... I suspect XPDF or Ghostview might work as well.
> "On a linux computer view the pdf by typing `acroread (filename).pdf'.
> Under the file menu select 'print'.
> In the print dialogue box select: print to file (assign a (filename).ps),
> unselect 'fit to page', select postscript Level 1, and click 'OK'.
> Finally convert the (filename).ps to (filename).epsi with the following
> command: 'ps2epsi (filename).ps (filename).epsi' on the linux computer."
> Hope that helps.
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