help with making a PDF file from a doc file

John jsessoms002 at
Tue Oct 8 15:55:34 EDT 2019

I don't remember which, but either Libre Office is descended from Open Office, 
or Open Office is descended from Libre Office.

On 10/8/2019 14:09:45, ann sanfedele wrote:
> I eschew glib saur-chasm :-)  Brian actually pointed to a way for me to do it in 
> open office which is fine for future references. someone else
> mentioned Libre office.. .
> thanks  might try it at some point
> ann
> On 10/8/2019 12:44 PM, Nolan Hinshaw wrote:
>> On Oct 7, 2019, at 18:12, ann sanfedele <annsan at> wrote:
>>> Hey guys,
>>> I have 72 kb doc file that is in MS Word ( 97/2000/xp) I'd like to convert to 
>>> PDF and I don't have the software/app to do that.  Is there someone who could 
>>> do it if I sent you the file as an attachment in email? I can read the file 
>>> in Open Office, But I want to send it to someone in PDF format if possible.
>> The glib answer from the saur-chasm is, “Get a Mac”[0], as PDF is one of the 
>> native file formats in that environment. I’d thought that PDF was an option in 
>> Open Orifice as well, but that seems not to be the case; I think it is with 
>> Libre Office (“and you can export your work in many different formats 
>> including PDF.” it sez in the web site at, with which I’ve 
>> replaced Open Office, and it may be a long-term better solution for other 
>> reasons, as it’s a fork of Open Office from 2010, first released in 2011, and 
>> has a bright future ahead of it.
>> [0] The easy, clean, and simple way to run well-behaved[1] applications for 
>> µ$oft on a machine running MacOS or Linux or BSD or even Solaris is to have 
>> WINE[2] or its fully-supported pre-compiled variant Crossover from 
>> Codeweavers[3] to map the applications’ calls to the µ$oft Application Binary 
>> Interface (ABI) into the underlying operating system’s ABI.
>> [1] as in only makes calls to the published Window$ ABI and not to unpublished 
>> sekrit resources or to the underlying BIOS
>> [2] WINE Is Not an Emulator - see [0] above
>> [3] <>; the company publishes lists of 
>> applications known to work well with Crossover, provides support, and gives 
>> good value for the money.
>>>> ^<@<.@*
>> }"_# |
>> -@$&/_%
>> !(      @|=>
>> ;`+$?^?
>> ,#"~|)^G

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