[BL] odt to pdf convertor?
t.maiden at att.net
Sat Nov 19 17:17:45 EST 2011
Hi Sindi & Ron,
Please take a look at this. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OpenOffice.org
--- On Sat, 11/19/11, Ron Clarke <ariadne at ausreg.com> wrote:
From: Ron Clarke <ariadne at ausreg.com>
Subject: Re: [BL] odt to pdf convertor?
To: baslinux at lists.ibiblio.org
Date: Saturday, November 19, 2011, 5:03 PM
On Sat, 19 Nov 2011 06:08:31 +0000 (UTC), sindi keesan wrote:
>> 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.
Ah ! That makes things a bit more difficult.
> Why such ridiculously long file names?
Does the name Microsoft mean anything to you ?
> How big is OpenOffice
It is quite big.
> and what are the dependencies?
Can't remember off-hand. But I installed a version into BL2 (disabled
java to do it), so it is possible.
> Can you install just the convertors?
No. It is a whole package or nothing.
> Who invented OpenOffice?
Not MS, but it has to deal with what MS and others produce.
> 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.
My DOS docx2htm processor is quite small, and may run under
Windows. But I don't have any Windows to test it on. :)
> They also had MS Office 2000 on there. Took forever to load and
> display a simple document.
That doesn't surprise me. Docx and odt are such bloated formats it
takes a long time to process them all - most tags are redundant and are
automatically inserted whether thay are needed or not. I had to put a
progress bar into my converter so I could tell it was still working and
hadn't locked up !
> People write emails with MS wordprocessor instead of a text editor.
Because they don't know any better. :(
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