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Want code or name of the component in Writer of LibreOffice that does doc,xls,ppt conversions to pdf [closed]

asked 2012-04-20 13:01:07 +0100

Ankit Jain gravatar image

updated 2015-10-15 23:26:44 +0100

Alex Kemp gravatar image

Hi All,

I just want to explore about the filter in writer component that does the doc or xls to pdf conversion.If someone can give me the part of code or the filter that does this conversion it would be very helpful to me.Also what are the libraries that are involved in conversion. Please give me some link from where I can get the complete knowledge on this.

Basically I want to develop my own tool in Java which would convert any word,xls or ppt kind of document to pdf format without using the direct utility of LibreOffice that does this conversion.

Any help on this would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance.

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answered 2012-04-20 13:38:09 +0100

caolan gravatar image

Doesn't really work that way, we've got different import filters for each format into writer, calc impress etc. And then an export to pdf mechanism based on our printing infrastructure. So there's a lot of moving parts.

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But still can you name of these moving parts. Basically my purpose is to convert doc or xls to pdf without installing LibreOffice or OpenOffice.I want to develop my own code for this.

Ankit Jain gravatar imageAnkit Jain ( 2012-04-21 12:32:45 +0100 )edit

@Ankit Jain, What @caolan has described is the current state of affairs in the LO codebase. If you'd like to better understand the code base, the easiest way is to jump in and do a couple Easy Hacks.

qubit gravatar imagequbit ( 2013-02-16 10:33:02 +0100 )edit

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