Forum OpenACS Q&A: Re: server side document to .pdf conversion

Posted by eliza sahoo on
Recently i came across a requirement to convert a wide range of file formats (.doc, docx, .xls, .rtf , .odt, .ods, .ppt etc.) to pdf file in PHP.I found a very good utility to do this, which i would like to share with you all.
You need to have OpenOffice and unoconv installed for this.
unoconv is a command line utility that can convert any file format that OpenOffice can import, to any file format that OpenOffice is capable of exporting.Some of the supported document formats are Open Document Format (.odt), MS Word (.doc), MS Office Open/MS OOXML (.xml), Portable Document Format (.pdf), HTML, XHTML, RTF, Docbook (.xml), and more.