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I am using --headless mode and want to close the document so i can load another [closed]

asked 2017-03-13 11:16:25 +0100

darren gravatar image

updated 2020-09-27 15:47:12 +0100

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I am using --headless mode and want to close the document.

Basically I am wanting to extract the text from the document, and take a preview image of the doc.

So for example a docx would be loaded, image taken, txt file written, then document closed so another document can be loaded in its place and the process repeated.

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answered 2017-03-13 11:42:47 +0100

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updated 2017-03-13 11:44:11 +0100

On Commandline youre allowed to use Globbing-syntax to convert in batch, something like:

soffice --convert-to "txt:Text (encoded):UTF8" *.docx

to convert any .docx-file from inside $pwd to Plain-Text-files.
Actually I don't know what you do by …image taken… ??

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I suppose that OP wants to also convert to an image format (like e.g. PNG). Also, globbing only works this way under a *nix system - it will fail on Windows. You need to use shell's for.

Mike Kaganski gravatar imageMike Kaganski ( 2017-03-13 15:06:41 +0100 )edit

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