Issue 11278 - Request to have Document converter work in both directions
Summary: Request to have Document converter work in both directions
Alias: None
Product: Writer
Classification: Application
Component: ui (show other issues)
Version: OOo 1.0.2
Hardware: All All
: P3 Trivial with 17 votes (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Reported: 2003-02-07 11:52 UTC by kelvine
Modified: 2017-05-20 11:30 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

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Description kelvine 2003-02-07 11:52:27 UTC
On one occassion I felt it would have been really good to have document 
converter convert Writer/Calc (sxw/sxc) documents back to Word/Excel.

I needed this because a user was trialling Calc and we converted their 
documents from Excel to Calc. When the trial was over we had to convert the 
documents one by one which did not win any friends.

I put this to the mail list and it was suggested that I submit this as an 
enhancement.  Then a second person agreed, so here is the request.

Apart from being a useful facility to convert more than one document to 
Microsoft format, I feel from a marketing point of view, if you give users an
easy option back, then moving across might be an easier sell.

Comment 1 moy 2003-02-07 12:46:13 UTC
pdf command line converter would be GREAT too !

Something like ps2pdf, but with sxw2pdf ...

I took so much time converting doc files into pdf files. Such a
feature would be real added value in comparison to MS Office for me.
Comment 2 kelvine 2003-02-07 12:57:18 UTC

I just thought I be a bit more specific.  I was talking about the 
facility found under File > Autopilot > Document Converter.

This is currently only a one way conversion facility.

A lot of people also appear to want a command line driven facility.  
These may be two different features.

Comment 3 Unknown 2003-02-07 16:22:32 UTC
*** This issue has been confirmed by popular vote. ***
Comment 4 h.ilter 2003-02-13 15:44:24 UTC
Reassigned to BH
Comment 5 kami911 2005-03-12 08:57:52 UTC
Yes automated converting to anothe dir3ection an to pdf would be great!

Comment 6 kami911 2005-03-12 09:22:03 UTC
Yes automated converting to anothe dir3ection an to pdf would be great!

Comment 7 kami911 2005-07-23 14:34:40 UTC
Laurent -> You are the Wizard Master. Can you help us?
Comment 8 maison.godard 2005-07-23 14:45:53 UTC

I already did such a tool and may be i should dig into the converter source code
to adapt

I didn't have time to improve it, but may be will take some time if really needed

Comment 9 kami911 2005-07-27 16:11:14 UTC
Wow. Great product. It should combine with currend documentum converter wizard :o)

Comment 10 bettina.haberer 2007-09-26 16:01:36 UTC
Hi Mathias, I have changed the current owner to your owner. Please take the
ownership of these enhancements.
Comment 11 Marcus 2017-05-20 11:30:07 UTC
Reset assigne to the default "".