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I have a folder containing a bunch of ppts, each of which I'd like to convert to an individual pdf. You can use unoconv.
It's available in the repositories, so you can just apt-get it: unoconv direct install link. Note that the info in the web page is outdated.
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Use man or type unoconv -h to get actual command line options. It works like this:. I have only used it to batch convert ods to pdf and it works perfectly.
I haven't tried it with presentations but for a quick test now , but I expect that it will work nicely.
Note that it will not work on Lucid If you need to use it on Lucid, you can add this ppa to your software sources to upgrade your Openoffice version. You can also use the command line of libreoffice for your purpose.
This example converts all ppt-files in the current directory to pdf's:.
This special mode can be used when the application is controlled by external clients via the API It implies --invisible and strictly ignores any GUI environment. Neither the start-up logo nor the initial program window will be visible.
LO can be controlled and documents and dialogs can be opened via the API. When started with this parameter, it can only be quit using the taskmanager Windows or the kill command UNIX based systems. Use unoconv with midnight commander to convert odt to pdf :.
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James James 1, 5 5 gold badges 20 20 silver badges 28 28 bronze badges. I think you meant "a folder containing a bunch of ppts" not pdfs. Your question need better explanation. Are you trying to convert each ppt to a pdf, or all the ppts to a single pdf with different pages, or? It's available in the repositories, so you can just apt-get it: unoconv direct install link Note that the info in the web page is outdated.
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It works like this: unoconv -f pdf presentation. Javier Rivera Javier Rivera That gives this error: Leaking python objects bridged to UNO for reason pyuno runtime is not initialized, the pyuno.
James: Yes, I checked it on A little googling shows that there is a bug in the Openoffice version shipped with Lucid. It works on Maverick Get more information on command line options with: man libreoffice Note: You have to close all running instances of LibreOffice before the command line works.
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Tapper Tapper 1, 14 14 silver badges 12 12 bronze badges. This solved my problem. It's awesome that libreoffice has the --convert-to option, but it sucks that it doesn't say anywhere that you also have to pass --headless and --invisible for it to work.
The easiest way to convert. Now type: unoconv -f [format] pdf filename. Eliah Kagan Thank you sharing knowledge but no need to duplicate answers. The high voted answer already mentioned unoconv tool.
There is an easy cheat. Use unoconv with midnight commander to convert odt to pdf : launch mc navigate where the odt files are tag odt files using Ctrl-T then F2, , paste in unoconv -f pdf It will spew a bunch of dire error messages, but it works! Carpintonto Carpintonto 9 2 2 bronze badges.
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