How can I make a Distiller-like program for Office 2007?
July 26, 2007 3:35 AM Subscribe
I want to set up a system where Windows will watch a folder for any Office 2007 files and then automatically convert them into Office 2003/2004 files.
posted by sammich to computers & internet (4 answers total)
I'm a Mac admin for a small office. We use Office 2004. People here are being given Office 2007 format (docx, xlsx, pptx) files from outside PC users. Office 2004 cannot read 2007 files natively and the converter that the Microsoft Mac people handed out kinda blows (it wont even touch Excel files).
I want to set up a system that does what Adobe Acrobat Distiller does but with Office files. Where anyone can drop off a 2007 file on to a shared folder, and every x minutes Windows will check up on this folder and open up its respective application and covert them to the older format.
Is there a product that will do this for me? Is QuickKeys a good idea?
Can I automate all this? I know my way around Mac scripting but on Windows i'm a total n00b. But I would at least like to know if it's possible and what to start learning. How do you automate things in Windows Explorer and Office?