I'd like to convert many Microsoft Word documents to ODF (the OO.org formata with a command line (because there are many of them).

(I need them for reading afterwards on a device where reading OO.org format is possible, but not the .doc format -- actually, an Android with only free software, such as OpenDocument Reader, primarily from F-Droid packages repository.)

What can I use as the commmand for such a conversion?


Using unoconv would your best bet, it doesn't even need OpenOffice/LibreOffice installed.

From its home page:

unoconv converts between any document format that OpenOffice understands. It uses OpenOffice's UNO bindings for non-interactive conversion of documents.

  • Just to clear up some misconceptions, unoconv does need OpenOffice/LibreOffice installed, even when using a remote instance for doing the actual conversion. AFAIK there is no other/independent UNO implementation than the one that ships with OpenOffice/LibreOffice :-/
    – Dag Wieers
    Jul 5 '15 at 14:05

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