converting documents with unoconv

If it can be read by OpenOffice (or its more up-to-date forked cousin, LibreOffice), unoconv can convert it into another format — by default pdf. That’s because unoconv actually uses OpenOffice as a service to do its work.

There are a few prereqs. Most importantly, the base openoffice package, of course.

Then there are these additional openoffice packages:

I also had these installed already, that may be installed as depends to the above:

Finally, unoconv itself:


If all you want to do is convert a .doc file to .pdf, use this simple syntax:

unoconv test.doc

Could anything be simpler?

I don’t think so.