I want to convert a LibreOffice document to an MSWord document but I haven't found any tool for the conversion.

Does anyone know how to do this?


There's a quite useful tool to convert .odt files (assuming your goal is converting .odt instead of .ods to .docx) - it's called LibreOffice. LO has a command line interface, allowing for file conversions without opening the .odt file in the LO GUI.

Here's an extract showing the required command line parameter `--convert-to`` (for LibreOffice 5.1.6):

$ soffice -h
LibreOffice 10m0(Build:2)

Usage: soffice [options] [documents...]



--convert-to output_file_extension[:output_filter_name[:output_filter_options]] [--outdir output_dir] files
      Batch convert files (implies --headless).
      If --outdir is not specified then current working dir is used as output_dir.
      Eg. --convert-to pdf *.doc
          --convert-to pdf:writer_pdf_Export --outdir /home/user *.doc
          --convert-to "html:XHTML Writer File:UTF8" *.doc
          --convert-to "txt:Text (encoded):UTF8" *.doc


Remaining arguments will be treated as filenames or URLs of documents to open.

Just use docx as output filter name.


soffice --convert-to docx file.odt

would convert the file file.odt to file.docx (the parameter --headless isn't required any more).

Important: the command line command works only if there's no other LO instance running. So, make sure to exit LO before issuing the command.

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