I am trying to automate the conversion of a Word document to a PDF file. Ideally I would prefer a pure Perl solution. I did find one on this site, but it uses HTML::Tidy and installing that is a major pain in my neck.
The problem is that the hosting service I use does not have OpenOffice or the tidyp library installed by default. If I need to use it, then it has to be installed locally in my home directory. I'm not very savvy in reagrd to configuring the default installation directory so nothing has been working.
Does anyone have any alternate solutions or can you point me to step-by-step instructions to install things to alternate locations? This is very frustrating and I've had zero luck using Google.