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Can I clean up documents from the command line?

asked 2019-07-04 12:32:12 +0200

messiosa gravatar image

Hi - I've just started to use libreoffice from the command line (linux) to convert doc to docx files and it works like a charm. However, there's a few more things I need to do to a big number of documents and it would be amazing if there was a a way to do it from cmd:

  • Delete all comments for the whole document.
  • Clear direct formatting for the whole document.
  • Accept all tracked changes.

If there's any way to do this from the command lineplease let me know. I have a folder of 200+ docx files I need to do this to.

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answered 2019-07-05 07:32:37 +0200

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updated 2019-07-05 07:36:22 +0200

Only, and ONLY, if you know what you're doing from the command line...

https://askubuntu.com/questions/84197...

You can do irreparable damage to your files this way. PLEASE test on a copy of your file before proceeding. Don't make me regret answering this question.

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Thanks for the link gtomorrow, and for the warning. Is the danger that you're editing the zipped xml files directly, so you can corrupt the whole document?

messiosa gravatar imagemessiosa ( 2019-07-05 11:29:31 +0200 )edit

ABSOLUTELY! That's why I said to test on a copy of your file.

gtomorrow gravatar imagegtomorrow ( 2019-07-05 13:33:37 +0200 )edit
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