From: "A. Costa" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: Debian Bug Tracking System <email@example.com>
Subject: libreoffice-common: 'man libreoffice': "--convert-to" available filter list not described.
Date: Tue, 28 Feb 2012 18:08:12 -0500
'man libroffice' mentions converting certain file formats:
% man libreoffice | grep -n "\-\-convert\-to" | tail -n +2
53: --convert-to output_file_extension[:output_filter_name] [-outdir output_dir]
61: --convert-to pdf *.doc
65: --convert-to pdf:writer_pdf_Export -outdir /home/user *.doc
...the examples indicate 'pdf' works. 'pdf' is the only output
Using a 'ppt' file as input, I've also had success with:
These should all be documented.
There should also be a way for users to list all possible outputs.
Something like 'mplayer -vo help' would be useful. The output
list might be made context sensitive relative to the input.
Possible syntax, would be something like:
loimpress --convert-to list /tmp/USCarriers.pps
...'list' could show only the formats 'pps' could be partially
or completely converted to. It would not show incompatible formats
such as 'xls'.
loimpress --convert-to list_all /tmp/USCarriers.pps
...'list_all' would show all of the filters. It would show
Hope this helps...
--convert-to output_file_extension[:output_filter_name] [--outdir out‐
Batch converts files. If --outdir is not specified then the
current working directory is used as the output directory for
the converted files. It implies --headless.
--convert-to pdf *.doc
Converts all .doc files to PDFs.
--convert-to pdf:writer_pdf_Export --outdir /home/user *.doc
Converts all .doc files to PDFs using the settings in the Writer
PDF export dialog and saving them in /home/user.
This manual page was created by Rene Engelhard <firstname.lastname@example.org> for
the Debian GNU/Linux Distribution, because the original package does
not have one. It was updated for Novell by Petr Mladek
<email@example.com> and adapted for LibreOffice by Philipp Weis‐
So as indicated in man pages, LO doesn't create man pages. Closing as notourbug.
Created attachment 123343 [details]
Output of "soffice --help" command
Ok, LO does not provide the man page, but provides detailed output with the command "soffice --help".
raal: sorry, not true.
The manpage *INITIALLY* was written by me, yes, and then adapted/extended later etc. And it was and still is part of the LO build.
(lowriter etc. is basically links to libreoffice)
(well, not the LO build but distro-pack-install, so only distros get it, but LO ships them in the source code.)
Thank Rene for informations, setting to new.
Adding list of all filters to man is overkill (and plain wrong, because filters can change, and man is static). And adding CLI option already covered by Bug 98153.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 98153 ***