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converting RTF to PDF

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I've been looking for a program to convert RTF files to PDF  with no luck.  Could someone please point me in the direction of a freeware or shareware program that does the job.  Thanks in advance.

Matthew Batchelor.
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The only way I know to create PDF files from any application is by using using Adobe Acrobat 3.0
For more information visit:
http://www.adobe.com/prodindex/acrobat/prodinfo.html
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I am wanting to transfer a rtf file to a unix machine with out loseing most of the formating.  I have no program for unix to view it with so I'm trying to convert it to a pdf, dvi or ps file which can be printed.
I know acrobat can do it, but I don't want to fork out money to buy it cause I'll probably only ever use it once.
Thanks anyway.
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Alladin Ghostscript is probably your best bet.  It takes Postscript files and converts them to PDF, and vice versa.  There is a link to the site on the main Ghostscript page, http://www.cs.wisc.edu/~ghost/aladdin/index.html

My personal method of attacking this problem is to export the document to HTML, which newer version of word and most HTML editors can do.  Then, use Netscape or any other browser under Unix to convert the file.

You could also create a Postscript printer that prints to a file, then look at and print the document directly under Unix, using ghostscript.  Ghostscript is available for many Unix flavors.
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