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       One suggestion:
            convert to .pdf -
                from here you can view all in order to do whatever;
                   as: 'select all' text --> delete; the images would
remain yet the text would be gone.
       Then you could 'save as' in whatever form you desire.

On Fri, Oct 19, 2012 at 12:02 PM, Trever L. Adams <>wrote:

Hello Everyone,

I am struggling 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
Overwriting: /tmp/FilterPresentation.txt
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.


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