I would like (well, am forced by my work environment) to create ODT documents (really MS Word docs, but we can get there from ODT). However, I don't like the WYSIWYG document creation paradigm. I like proper control over my styles and document structure. I am a LaTeX user, but while LaTeX→ODT is possible, it is difficult and fragile, and I don't expect the tools to do this to mature any time soon.
Therefore, I would like to know, is there a script-like environment for generating ODT documents, that is similar in principle to the LaTeX workflow, and lets you easily control the style and formatting of documents (for example, to match a company document template)?
Ideally the system will have support for:
- Writing nicely formatted equations
- Firmly controlling the document structure
- Control of the style of the document, such as fonts, formatting of headings at different levels, header and footers sections of pages etc. i.e. everything that makes up a normal word-processed document
- Inserting figures and images