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    Open office -> PDF


    I want to batch process a folder of OO text documents into PDF. is there a way to automate this?

    maybe a bash script, command line or macro style script.

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    For some extremly stupid reason, I've found several windows versions of what you want to do. Blast!

    I did find this:

    http://kosh.datateamsys.com/~danny/OOo/Tools/

    But it doesn't say if it runs on Win or Lin. Drat!

    I also found this:

    http://www.oooforum.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=7764

    What type of files are they, sxw or txt? Maybe something all together different?

    For a real round about way to get where you want to be, you could use:

    http://www.massaint.or.id/OpenOffice2Text/

    then another txt (or html) to pdf script. Of course, if you used a script, you wouldn't notice anyway.

    Well, I hope that helps. I saw a couple of win batch file conversion utilities. I'll look them over and see if I can't whip up a Bash version.
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    THANX

    The first link you gave me worked like a dream. It's written in OOo's macro language so it is platform independant.

    awesome. converts any ooo supported format into anyother.

    blumming marvellous.

    Guess I should have googled. but thanks!!!!!

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    Excellent.



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