"... free utility around to send an email with an attachment from the command line."
Blat http://www.blat.net/194/ -----Original Message----- From: framers-boun...@lists.frameusers.com [mailto:framers-bounces at lists.frameusers.com] On Behalf Of Jeremy H. Griffith Sent: Friday, October 31, 2008 2:53 PM To: framers at lists.frameusers.com Cc: Charles Johnston Subject: Re: Batch production of PDFs On Thu, 30 Oct 2008 18:05:52 +0100, "Charles Johnston" <cdfjohnston at gmail.com> wrote: >We translate our manuals to 26 languages, which will (we're not there yet) >give us a need to batch-convert a large number of Frame books to PDF, after >which they will be e-mailed to the translators for review - very preferably >automatically. > >ePublisher AutoMap can do this, of course. However, for this >alone Quadralay's pricing is unrealistic. > >Can anyone recommend an alternative tool? Maybe just a plug-in to Frame that >supports batch PDF-generation of multiple books, Sure, runfm does batch production, including of PDF and print output. It's part of Mif2Go, but it's one of the many freebies in it, since it works fully with the demo version (with our blessings): http://www.omsys.com/dcl/download.htm You do need to install the plugin DLLs, m*.dll, in your \frame\fminit\plugins dir, because runfm uses them to communicate with Frame. You also need to put runfm.exe in your \windows\system32 dir, but you don't need to install anything else. The documentation for runfm is in Chapter 34, "Converting via runfm", of the User's Guide, which is downloadable in a dozen formats on the same page above. >but the e-mail functionality would be very nice to have. Note that since you normally invoke runfm from a .bat, you can readily add any other system commands you please to the process. I'd be surprised if there wasn't a free utility around to send an email with an attachment from the command line... ;-) -- Jeremy H. Griffith, at Omni Systems Inc. <jeremy at omsys.com> http://www.omsys.com/ _______________________________________________ You are currently subscribed to Framers as kmcdaniel at pavtech.com. Send list messages to framers at lists.frameusers.com. To unsubscribe send a blank email to framers-unsubscribe at lists.frameusers.com or visit http://lists.frameusers.com/mailman/options/framers/kmcdaniel%40pavtech. com Send administrative questions to listadmin at frameusers.com. Visit http://www.frameusers.com/ for more resources and info.