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Is there any software to convert Microsoft Word and Powerpoint files to PDF documents in a batch without having to open each one individually? Either a graphical or terminal method will be suitable.

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marked as duplicate by Glutanimate, Seth, Thomas W., Mahesh, Mitch Apr 14 '13 at 19:17

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see - any file that loads in Libre Office can also be exported to PDF – Takkat Apr 7 '13 at 9:23
both Open Office and Libre Office can convert your word and presentation file to pdf, just goto file menu and select export option. – dakshbhatt21 Apr 7 '13 at 9:36
But OP seems to do this without having to open each Word or PPT file in LibreOffice and then converting that file to PDF. – user25656 Apr 14 '13 at 16:56
@vasa1 There are several scripts in the master question. – Seth Apr 15 '13 at 15:46

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In open office there is a option File->Export as PDF .

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To mass convert .doc and .ppt to .pdf, you can use unoconv.

To install:

sudo apt-get install unoconv

To convert the files you can use the following commands:

unoconv -f pdf filename.doc
unoconv -f pdf filename.ppt
unoconv -f pdf *.doc
unoconv -f pdf *.ppt
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