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Creating PDF documents

Hi,

 

I create some very nice printed purchase orders for vendors using PCL macros for laser printer output.  The purchasing dept would like to have this output changed to PDF files to email to vendors.

 

I can create Word documents using HTML when emailing, can PDF files be created using HTML?

Can PDF files be created using OpenVms?

Any suggestions on good software that can be used to do this?

 

OpenVms V8.3-1H1 on Itanium.

 

Thanks,

Rich

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Volker Halle
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Re: Creating PDF documents

Rich,

 

the HTMLDOC tool can create PDF files from HTML files on OpenVMS.

 

You can find it on the OpenVMS Freeware V7 or inside the HP T4 tool.

 

Volker.

Re: Creating PDF documents

Thanks, will  have a look.

Re: Creating PDF documents

Is this HTMLDOC freeware something that I can send PCL commands to to create a PDF document?

Thanks

 

MarkOfAus
Valued Contributor

Re: Creating PDF documents

No.

 

Read: https://www.msweet.org/projects.php?Z1

 

For PCL you would have to use GhostPCL. It's open source, LGPL but you've got to port it to VMS.

 

http://www.ghostscript.com/GhostPCL.html

 

and source (down the bottom):

 

http://www.ghostscript.com/download/gpcldnld.html

Re: Creating PDF documents

thanks

Re: Creating PDF documents

Does anyone have experience with openvms and a program called PCL2PDF?

MarkOfAus
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Re: Creating PDF documents

They have an evaluation version available so try it out.

Re: Creating PDF documents

Thanks,

Ventured into territory I had not been in before.  The evaluation works fine with a little tweeking on my side.