Trever L. Adams schrieb:
I am strugling with something. I need to dump the text out of
presentation files (Impress, PowerPoint, anything that LibreOffice
Impress can read).
The problem, I can convert to pdf, but not text. Is there any reason
why? After all, grabbing text strings should be easy. However, I get the
$ libreoffice --headless --convert-to txt:Text FilterPresentation.odp
convert /tmp/FilterPresentation.odp -> /tmp/FilterPresentation.txt using
Error: Please reverify input parameters...
Also, why is it that I cannot have any instance of libreoffice running
and have this work at all? (This is testing with open windows, will it
work with just --headless?? I need to be able to do batch jobs that may
Thank you for any help anyone may have.
Why do you need text? Because a typical slide has text not only in the
presentation objects but also in graphic objects, it seem useless to me.
I do not see an export filter to text in the UI. Where do you find an
information about such a filter?
Have you considered to use the file format "OpenDocument Presentation
(Flat XML)"? You get a human readable XML file, which you can process
then, for example with an XSLT filter, oder store by a control system.
This format is specified in ODF as well.
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