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Kinda off topic PDF via CGI question

jason.aiken
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Kinda off topic PDF via CGI question

We're trying to build a CGI script that performs the following functions
from a web browser:
1. Submits SGML book.
2. Invokes Adept Publisher 9.0.1 on Solaris 5.7 to compose a PS file.
3. Distills PS into PDF via Acrobat Distiller 3.x.
4. Provides completed PDF for download on subsequent web page.

We've got it working except for Distiller. As far as I can tell,
Distiller isn't silently producing the PDF but rather demands an
interactive session to bypass some prompts.

I know there's the watched folder thing to automatically distill PS
files into PDF, but I'm wondering to what degree you've had success
automatically invoking Distiller on UNIX via a CGI script. Despite
trying the "-noprefs" and "-quiet" options, Distiller still hangs the
batch process asking the user for choices [1] and [2] about something or
other.

We would prefer to avoid the watched folder business provided by
Distiller so that the CGI script can handle the whole process from start
to finish as efficiently as possible.

Any comments, commiserations, blazing epiphanies, or mere Happy Fridays
welcome.

Best regards and thanks to you all,
Jason


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