[blfs-support] Ways to convert a .doc to something more civil.

Armin K. krejzi at email.com
Fri Dec 6 13:37:57 PST 2013


On 12/06/2013 10:30 PM, Aleksandar Kuktin wrote:
> Hi all!
> 
> Is there a way to convert .doc documents to something else (preferably
> PDF) WITHOUT using *Office?
> 
> The thing is that I have moved to new harware, rebuilt most of (B)LFS,
> but would want to read these bunch of documents without first having to
> spend the entire weekend hacking OpenOffice. It has been 3 or 4 years
> since I last built it and I remember it not being a breeze.
> 
> BTW, this e-mail is not signed because of a mixup with keys when I
> migrated to the new machine. I'll get them when I get back home for
> Christmas. I also forgot my SSL certificate files so now I can't really
> SSL around the net - at least untill I rebuild them. I *really* hope I
> remembered to bring the PGP keys for various packages I spent years
> collecting. Have to check that in the morning.
> 

You could use AbiWord if you don't want to build entire Libreoffce.

But it seems that wv package (available in BLFS) could help you do what
you want.

See http://wvware.sourceforge.net/ "wv Utilities". They recommend using
abiword executable though.

-- 
Note: My last name is not Krejzi.



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