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AutoConvert attatchment to PDF and Reply.

Posted on 2004-09-21
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I have asked this question before and nobody attempted an answer. I have outlook 2003 and acrobat 6.0. I need to be able to send a file to a certain email address (set up for just this task) and have the attatched file be returned as a pdf. Sounds tough!

Outlook will check that address for mail every 5-10 min. A rule or script needs to exist that will open whatever the attatchment is and print to acrobat printer. I don't think getting this far will be too difficult.

Next I need for the new pdf to be sent back to the same address that just emailed the file (or reply if that would be easier).

I understand the potential for danger in having something that automatically opens any email attatchment so if the solution happens to limit the extentions it will open to a list (mostly just ms office extentions) that would be even better.

Good Luck.

P.S. If you think it would be easier, I would love some php to do the same thing (If that's possible.). I could have a web page that would allow you to upload a document, it would generate the pdf and allow you to download it. Just a thought.

Also, I would love to give more than the 500 points for this if there is a way to. To me this is worth at least a thousand.
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bruintje earned 500 total points
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this looks like something that could help
http://doc2pdf.sourceforge.net/

if you think it's ok then the only part that needs to be coded is the forwarding from your box to the doc2pdf server and the forwarding to the original sender
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Thanks. Let me work with it tonight and I will get back.

Shelton
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okido, it's bedtime for me anyway :)
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OK, I'm almost there. I'm still having some technical difficulties but this is by far the closest anyone has gotten. I think I can work out the bugs over the next couple of days. This is much appriciated.

Could you pease post a comment here: http://www.experts-exchange.com/Web/Web_Languages/PHP/Q_21141109.html

Thanks,
Shelton
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if you need a hand in closing this in you can always ask here

for the other Q thanks :-)

here on EE passing points is not done. you can ask a 0 point question in community support to get a refund and move that question to PAQ it could contain some help for future users.
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