Sunday, December 03, 2006

Converting RTF files to PDF using OpenOffice

Something really cool I found a while ago, and have started to use again recently is the ability to programmatically control OpenOffice (

I have used this in a VB.NET application I wrote that will look into a drop folder for a .RTF file, and convert it to a .PDF file. It took me a long while to work out how to (for free) convert a variety of office type documents to a pdf, this was by far the best.

If you would like the main source code for the function I wrote I can post it up here if anyone wants, alternatively check out this article on the code project website This was the article the originally helped me out, there is also quite good developer documentation on the OpenOffice web site.

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