I have a folder containing a bunch of ppts, each of which I'd like to convert to an individual pdf. I'm using Ubuntu 10.04 with whatever comes installed on it.
Note that the info in the web page is outdated. Use man or type unoconv -h to get actual command line options. It works like this:
This command will create a presentation.pdf file.
I have only used it to batch convert ods to pdf and it works perfectly. I haven't tried it with presentations (but for a quick test now), but I expect that it will work nicelly.
Note that it will not work on Lucid (10.04), because of a bug in the python-openoffice biddings. If you need to use it on Lucid, you can add this ppa to your software sources to upgrade your Openoffice version.
You can also use the command line of libreoffice for your purpose. This example converts all ppt-files in the current directory to pdf's:
Get more information on command line options with:
(Note: You have to close all running instances of libreoffice before the command line works)
use unoconv with midnight commander to convert odt to pdf:
launch mc - navigate where the odt files are
tag odt files using Ctrl-T then F2,@,
paste in "unoconv -f pdf" (without the quotes)
it will spew a bunch of dire error messages, but it works!