I have been reading about creating pdf files using ghostscript, redmon and a post-script printer. Does anyone how to put all three of these together? People seem to be saying that the steps are:
1) install ghostscript
2) install redmon
3) setup a virtual printer (postscript with the out being redirect by redmon to a custom exe)
4) whenever you would like a pdf document just print to the virtual printer
The custom exe takes the postscript printer's output and coverts it into pdf via ghostscript.
Basically I need to create a pdf document based on MS Word documents. Since the user will be creating the files in Word, I was hoping to print the document to the virtual printer, timestamp it and place it into a protected directory (all through code). This would save a great deal of time for them.
So does anyone have a site, insight or code that does the custom exe part? Unfortunately, I have no idea how to work with printer spools or whatever is at work here. I can't use any of the free pdf printer driver applications since they all require the user to give a file name or set some other settings (for example www.primopdf.com
that comes with C++ source code).
Hopefully some can help out, but thanks for reading, participating and maybe helping.
PS: If someone has a solution with full code, I would be more than willing to double the points or maybe pay a little through paypal (if it is allowed).
Some links of relevance:
(free source code available in C++)