Solved

Word to PDF api

Posted on 2007-04-04
8
632 Views
Last Modified: 2008-02-26
I need a java api that I can use to convert Word Documents to PDF on the fly.  I don't want to use POI or IText because I need it to support complex tables.  

Thanks
0
Comment
Question by:rfulcher
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
8 Comments
 
LVL 10

Accepted Solution

by:
ADSLMark earned 250 total points
ID: 18854379
Do you need an API? You can also invoke a standalone program with Runtime.getRuntime.exec(...). If you know a Word to PDF converter which supports your complex tables.. then I would go for that, surely that program has a command line interface for batch-files for example.

Mark
0
 

Author Comment

by:rfulcher
ID: 18855277
Yes i need an api, I really will be streaming this to a web application and want everything contained in my app.
0
 
LVL 30

Expert Comment

by:Mayank S
ID: 18860812
If there are Word to PDF converters which can do it directly, then Java doesn't come into the picture in between them. You need a Java API if you want something to come between them, interpret the Word (say using Openoffice or POI) and then convert it to PDF (using say iText).
0
PeopleSoft Has Never Been Easier

PeopleSoft Adoption Made Smooth & Simple!

On-The-Job Training Is made Intuitive & Easy With WalkMe's On-Screen Guidance Tool.  Claim Your Free WalkMe Account Now

 

Author Comment

by:rfulcher
ID: 18861489
mayankeagle:

Java does come into play because the application is a java based web application running on tomcat.
0
 
LVL 30

Assisted Solution

by:Mayank S
Mayank S earned 250 total points
ID: 19011165
Yes, but the Java application can directly call the converter to do the conversion.
0
 
LVL 1

Expert Comment

by:Computer101
ID: 20143930
Forced accept.

Computer101
EE Admin
0

Featured Post

Industry Leaders: We Want Your Opinion!

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

INTRODUCTION Working with files is a moderately common task in Java.  For most projects hard coding the file names, using parameters in configuration files, or using command-line arguments is sufficient.   However, when your application has vi…
Go is an acronym of golang, is a programming language developed Google in 2007. Go is a new language that is mostly in the C family, with significant input from Pascal/Modula/Oberon family. Hence Go arisen as low-level language with fast compilation…
Viewers will learn about the regular for loop in Java and how to use it. Definition: Break the for loop down into 3 parts: Syntax when using for loops: Example using a for loop:
This tutorial explains how to use the VisualVM tool for the Java platform application. This video goes into detail on the Threads, Sampler, and Profiler tabs.
Suggested Courses

752 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question