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Program for conversion of postscript to rtf?

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Is there a program available for converting postscript to rtf?

I need this program for the application I am working with. This application generates postscript which I need to convert to rtf. This conversion has to be done (on the fly) in the background. So I thought of using a program that does this for me. Is there a program available on the net or has any company such a program for sale?

I hope this is the right area for asking this question and there is an expert that can answer me this question!

Thanks in advance,

      Brian Humpreys
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Somehow I doubt you'll find such a product. :-(

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Daniel_E, Perhaps you can point me in a direction on how to implement the program by myself, if there is no program that can do it for me?
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by:Daniel_E
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I wouldn't know how to do it, unfortunately. The problem is that
PS is more of page descriptor language while RTF is (advanced)
text formatting. The difference might not sound all that big and
awful, but in reality it's very difficult to extract the text
from a PS file and produce a similar page formatted with f.e.
RTF. Depending on how the PS file looks you might even have
problems extracting the pure ASCII text...

I'm no PS expert but I do a lot of documentation (Word +
FrameMaker), and I've never heard of such a product. :-(

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by:rickyr
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Right.
What you want to do is pass the mince back through the meat grinder and end up with cows.
the -->Adobe Acrobat 3.0<-- suite of software is what you need.
Adobe Distiller for turning Postscript to pdf (Portable Document Format)
Adobe Reader for reading the pdf's (ShareWare)
Adobe Exchange for minor editing. hope I helped....Ricky
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humberto063097 earned 130 total points
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I don't known any program that do this on the fly, but MS Word
for Windows (for version 2 to 97) could. You must install the
PS and RTF filter. Open the PS file and "save as" RTF. Perhaps
if you write a macro in Visual Basic for Application you could
automate this procedure.
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by:asguard727
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http://www.koolwire.com/Default.aspx
you email your pdf to doc@koolwire.com , they e-mail back a rtf file.
It worked for something I needed.
You will want to do your own due diligence to make sure it will meet your needs.
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