[BL] odt to pdf convertor?
keesan at SDF.ORG
Sat Nov 19 01:08:31 EST 2011
On Sat, 19 Nov 2011, Ron Clarke wrote:
> Hi Sindi,
> On Sat, 19 Nov 2011 02:11:42 +0000 (UTC), sindi keesan wrote:
>>> Did you run odt2htm on the original .odt file ??? Or on the unzipped
>>> collection of what was IN the .odt file ?
>> The original odt file. Copied from linux to dos partition.
> Good !
>> Maybe I can extract the png files with DOS unzip.
> Yes, it should be possible. But watch out for subdirs with long file
> names and/or with spaces. And watch out for .png file names with
> identical 1st 8 characters.
These names were about 16 characters long so it won't work.
That could be why I saw only ONE png file go by in DOS.
>> I saw a list of files go by, ONE of which ended in .png and started in the
>> same long list of numbers used by the 11 pngs produced by unzip.
> That may start to explain why they didn't get included in the output
Why such ridiculously long file names?
>> No background images. This was produced by a scanner, scanned images
>> only. Maybe it produced something like a multipart tiff file?
> It's unlikely, but I won't know unless I see the original monster.
Your theory of nearly identical file names sounds more plausible.
>> I used an online convertor for docx one time. I think zoho.com will also
>> display them for you (with a fast connection and computer).
> I can see and print .docx files with OpenOffice in BL2.
How big is OpenOffice and what are the dependencies? Can you install just
>> Here I thought MS had a monopoly on garbage files.
> Then it will not surprise you to learn that MS has links to the org
> that created these obcenities.
Who invented OpenOffice?
I just downloaded and installed for someone a 38MB conversion program
(probably expands to three times that) which they needed in order to read
docx files in Windows with a 3MB wordprocessor. They also had MS Office
2000 on there. Took forever to load and display a simple document.
People write emails with MS wordprocessor instead of a text editor.
> If you are in the mood, unzip this thing and have a look at the
> sources of any .xml files you get. Look at all the tags - hundreds and
> hundreds of them, in multiple duplicates !
MS files can be @@@@@@ for pages on end. 4K of file with three words.
I will unzip in DOS on my fast (900MHz) laptop - I use the 233MHz in bed.
> SOOOOO complicated to produce a few lines of text !
The faster they fill up your hard drive, the sooner you will buy a new
computer with the latest MS OS. They also seem to stress style over
content. If you have nothing to say, make it pretty.
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