Thanks Mohan, I have seen livedocx. Apparently it does exactly what I need. I am currently trying to install the connecting code in my server. It seems to be relatively simple. The hosted service is free. I don't know if it is fast enough for my needs. The commercial version is quite expensive. In principle, I prefer a solution without dependencies from external services, but it will be ok if it works. Some results: cloudconvert.org - Shifts the text from the original position in doc file. Form docx is even worst. Same bad result from rtf. freepdfconvert.com - Good results form doc. 30 min delay before next conversion in free version. Apparently not scriptable from server aspose.com apis - couldn't try with my docs convertonlinefree.com - Very good results form doc, docx and rtf. Not scriptable from server, apparently. go4convert.com - Same as previous. Thanks again! Alberto At 22:34 19/09/2013, you wrote: >Hi Alberto, > >Why not start with a Word template instead of having to start >from 'plain text editable template'? >You will be able to maintain formatting, font, line drawings, etc. > >Can you invoke a third-party web service for the Word template-merging task? > >I googled 'docx to pdf web service' and the first >few results look quite promising - if they are scriptable server-side >(example: livedocx) > >Thx, Mohan >www.mohanarun.com >-- > >* * Please support the community that supports you. * * >http://evolt.org/help_support_evolt/ > >For unsubscribe and other options, including the Tip Harvester >and archives of thelist go to: http://lists.evolt.org >Workers of the Web, evolt !