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I received a .docx file from a colleague with comments added using the 'Review/Comment' feature in MS Word. I need to convert the document, including the comments, into a PDF, but when I use the 'Export as PDF' option in LibreOffice Writer, the comments don't appear in the PDF. I've tried checking 'Export comments' in the PDF Options menu, but it still doesn't seem to work. Is there any way of fixing this? I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 with LibreOffice 3. Would it work any better with OpenOffice?

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You could install unoconv and try it: I've found that it works pretty well with docx files, although I'm not sure about ones with comments: for just one file, enter unoconv -f pdf file.docx. If you want to batch convert them, you could adapt the script in my answer here. You could also try saving them as odt and then converting them to pdf. – user76204 Jan 4 '13 at 22:04

Perhaps an intermediate conversion into an open document file (.odt) may be useful.

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