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[_] Licensing question for automating MS Word

Christian Wach needle at
Wed Apr 20 15:28:02 BST 2011

Hi Matt,

On 20 Apr 2011, at 15:19, Matt Hamilton wrote:

> Anyone know if there would be any particular licensing issues with a  
> system that automated MS Word to convert documents from Word to PDF.  
> ie. it is not a human doing this, but an automated script that  
> periodically runs and does the conversions. Would a standard single  
> license for the software be sufficient?

Can't you avoid the issue completely by using OpenOffice in headless  
mode to do the conversion?