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NT PDF to PS conversion process without NT-based PDF to PS conversion tools

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000014961D
Original Publication Date: 2001-Sep-16
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jun-20

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

This is a business process used to enable NT-based PDF workflows without paying PDF licensing fees. The source is a PDF file which can be viewed by the Acrobat Reader v4.x or below. The result is a color PostScript file which can be rendered by any printer compliant with Adobe's Level 2 PostScript Specification. The process is as follows. 1.) Install SAMBA on an AIX system which is on the same TCP/IP network as the NT system. SAMBA makes AIX directories appear as drive pointers to Windows NT.