doc to pdf (via cli)

Is there anything worse than getting a bouquet of Word documents in an email for review? I’ve got 7 as attachments to a single email, and what I’d really like is one PDF. Getting from 7 docs to 1 pdf is, however, no easy feat.

First, textutil does not convert to pdf — for some reason I thought it did, so I was bit surprised when I typed in:

textutil -convert pdf *.doc

and my system responded Nah ah!

My workaround was to convert to docx and then use pandoc, but I got one error after another … and there is nothing worse than trouble-shooting latex installation problems.

Oof … this is going nowhere.

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