Monday, October 25, 2010

JODConverter - Java OpenDocument Converter

By Vasudev Ram

Saw it a while ago, may be useful.
From the site:

JODConverter, the Java OpenDocument Converter, converts documents between different office formats.
It leverages, which provides arguably the best import/export filters for OpenDocument and Microsoft Office formats available today.

JODConverter automates all conversions supported by, including

Microsoft Office to OpenDocument, and viceversa
Word to OpenDocument Text (odt); OpenDocument Text (odt) to Word
Excel to OpenDocument Spreadsheet (ods); OpenDocument Spreadsheet (ods) to Excel
PowerPoint to OpenDocument Presentation (odp); OpenDocument Presentation (odp) to PowerPoint
Any format to PDF
OpenDocument (Text, Spreadsheet, Presentation) to PDF
Word to PDF; Excel to PDF; PowerPoint to PDF
RTF to PDF; WordPerfect to PDF; ...
And more
OpenDocument Presentation (odp) to Flash; PowerPoint to Flash
RTF to OpenDocument; WordPerfect to OpenDocument
Any format to HTML (with limitations)
Support for 1.0 and old StarOffice formats
JODConverter can be used in many different ways

As a Java library, embedded in your own Java application
As a command line tool, possibly invoked from your own scripts
As a simple web application: upload your input document, select the desired format and download the converted version
As a web service, invoked from your own application written in your favourite language (.NET, PHP, Python, Ruby, ...)
JODConverter is open source software released under the terms of the LGPL and can be downloaded from


Vasudev Ram - Dancing Bison Enterprises

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