[Samba] Batch print office documents?

Felipe Augusto van de Wiel felipe at paranacidade.org.br
Mon Jan 29 12:20:26 GMT 2007

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On 01/28/2007 02:01 PM, Neil Aggarwal wrote:
> Hello:
> I need to build a system like this for a client:
> I will have a Linux server in a data room.  It will
> have a web interface where the users may upload files.
> The files may be: Word, Excel, PDF, tif files, etc.
> Now, using the web interface, they should be able to
> brig up a list of files, select a set to print and
> send them to a local printer that is running as a
> shared printer on a Windows network.
> The client does not want to change their network to Linux 
> nor do they want to give up the ability to use Office 
> documents.
> I do not want to learn how to create this system on Windows.
> I would much rather run Linux on the server.
> Is is possible to batch print a set of files (including
> Office files, pdfs, and images) to a Windows printer
> using Samba?

	Should be once you discover how to print proprietary
file formats.

	I don't see the Samba+CUPS "batch print" as a problem
and I'm pretty sure that it will require some "glue code" to
make the things happen, but I can't see how you can send a
.doc or .xls to the printer.  I'm aware of tools that are
able to print PDFs and images, you could even add the image
to a .ps if it is required, but I can't remember of anything
similar to MSOffice documents. *Maybe* you can try
OpenOffice.org, not sure if it can do that from the command

> Thanks,
> 	Neil

	Kind regards,

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