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OpenOffice Word/Excel to PDF Conversion CFC
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Author: Michael Sprague (All RIAForge projects by this author)
Last Updated: August 1, 2011 6:33 PM
Version: 1
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License: MIT


This component introduces Word/Excel conversion to PDF to CFML engines that do not natively support it. It was written and tested for Railo, but should run on ColdFusion 7 or 8 and BlueDragon. If you have ColdFusion 9, this functionality is already built into CF and you don't need this.


1. This was written and tested for a Windows server. It should work on Linux/Mac, but paths to OpenOffice will need to be adjusted.
2. OpenOffice must be installed on the server. This was tested with OpenOffice 3.3.
3. You will need the JODconverter 2.2 Jar files in your CFML engine's class path. I've listed the default classpaths below, but you can also use an alternate path and add it to the JVM classpath for your installation. YOU WILL NEED TO RESTART YOUR CFML ENGINE BEFORE IT WILL WORK.
   JODconverter 2.2 can be downloaded from here: http://www.artofsolving.com/opensource/jodconverter
   * You only need the JAR files in the lib folder. I've also included a zipped copy of the JARs with this download.
3a. For Railo, you can drop the files at: {installation}\lib (for example, c:\railo\lib\)
3b. For ColdFusion Single-Instance, you can drop them at: {installation}\lib
3c. For ColdFusion Multi-instance (Enterprise), you can drop them at: {drive:}\JRun4\servers\<instance name>\cfusion-ear\cfusion-war\WEB-INF\lib
3d. If anyone wants to provide the BlueDragon path, e-mail it to me.

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