April 11, 2009

Conversion Between OpenOffice.org Document Formats

We sometimes need to convert one format of OpenOffice.org to
another. This isn't a very tedious
job, when you have a proper
convertor. One such useful tool is
Unoconv. You can install it from
System-> Administration-> Synaptic Manager
. I tried
downloading the package from:


This package can also be installed from Synaptic Package Manager.
After you have installed, you
can start converting between different
file formats, using the command given below:

varsha@varsha-laptop:~$ unoconv -f pdf some-document.odt

You can replace the given formats with the formats you want to

For more information on how to use this conversion tool, refer the
following URLs.

1. http://dag.wieers.com/home-made/unoconv/

2. http://svn.rpmforge.net/svn/trunk/tools/unoconv/docs/unoconv.1.txt


  1. To convert pdf to odt, in case Unoconv doesn't work, you can use the online convertor http://pdftoword.com/.