The new project is to write an add-in for PowerPoint that allows the filling of PDF forms using Ghostscript. What it should do is:
1. Install GS if it is not already installed (see <[url removed, login to view]~ghost/>).
2. It should be startable from the Add-Ins section of PP or separately from a GUI.
3. It should have a simple GUI that loads PDF files.
4. It should check the size and orientation of the form(s) and likewise change the size and orientation of the slide(s) in PP.
5. Convert the PDF into JPEG image(s) with Ghostscript.
6. Start up PowerPoint if it has not already started.
7. Switch PP to Master Slide View.
8. Load the image(s) onto master slide(s).
9. If there are multiple PDF pages and thus multiple JPEGS, it should start up multiple masters and paste the images on multiple masters in PP.
10. Then switch back to normal view in PowerPoint.
11. It should open one page for each master that exists and load that master onto that page.
12. It should work for PowerPoint 97-2003.
The idea behind the thing is to leverage PowerPoint's text box making abilities to allow the filling in of the older PDF forms (some new ones allow the filling in of fields).
We may be able to get exposure for you the coder with this project. We can give away the add-in and submit it to Microsoft for listing on their PP Add-In page. The link at MS can link to one of your Web pages. You can actually ask for money for it, in that Microsoft lists add-ins that cost money as well as those that are free. I expressly grant the rights (whatever that means) for you to make two versions slightly different from each other, one with GPL license and one with your own license.
As before, I will offer the add-in for free on my site and will send you the coder 50% of the donations.
1) Complete and fully-functional working program(s) in executable form as well as complete source code of all work done.
2) Installation package that will install the software (in ready-to-run condition) on the platform(s) specified in this bid request.
PowerPoint 97-2003 on Windows 98-XP. Are Office add-ins different on Mac? If so and difficult to do, this version won't be necessary.