Ok, I have a fairly large collection of docx and odt files. Minutes from meetings etc. Now I want to convert them to PDFs for distribution. and also into one combined pdf.
At the momement I'm using Adobe Acrobat 8 (Pro IIRC). and on another machine I'm using foxit PDF printer. To do this I have to print them each individually to PDFs. and then I can combine them with Acrobat, cos acrobat doesn't support conversion straight from docx or odt to PDF - only via printing.
Now this is annoying if you have to do it on a regular basis, since i don't keep the PDFs around (I have the originals source controlled :-D) cos they go out of date pretty quick as I often have to go back and modify old versions (like ridiculously often). E.g. When I find out I've got something in the minutes wrong or I want to add more context for clarification.
Anyone got a better solution? My main problem is Combining multiple docx and odt's into one pdf, batch convert them each in to pdfs. I don't want to have to oepn them all by hand. Currently there are 14 douments. each week I add ~ 2/3. Opeing then all is a pain. even opening and converting then merging five is pretty annoying if you have to do it more than once.
Oh I should add I'm OS agnostic so, linux, windows (even Mac, if i don't have to leave the command line) solutions are all good.