Word to PDF MOSS Publishing Document Converter

Monday, May 12, 2008 3:42 AM
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The doc converter capability is this under utilized thing developers can leverage to transform a file of one type to another type. Out of the box you can convert a DOCX or InfoPath 2007 form to a Publishing page among a few other transformations including a powerful XML->HTML (via XSLT).

There is now a cool article on how to create PDF documents from DOC's already in a document library using the ASPOSE libraries. Granted, it's not a free thing, but still a good article showing the power.

» Add DOC to PDF and Other Conversions to Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 with Aspose Components

BTW, there's a whole chapter on this subject in my upcoming book (Pro SharePoint 2007 WCM Development), specifically around creating a custom doc converter that takes the XML->HTML one to the next level complete with administrator and user settings interfaces.

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