We have a need to replace LibreOffice headless as a ODT-to-PDF converter. The software we are looking should have to following requirements:

  • Convert a massive number (as a batch process) of ODT documents to PDF.
  • Realtime, concurent conversion of ODT documents
  • Preferably should be Linux oriented
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    You may recall why you need to replace LibreOfffice. Not fast enough?
    – Damien
    Jan 14 at 12:23
  • You might have a look at [pandoc](www.pandoc.org). I like this software, but didn't have the occasion to test it for that purpose. Should do it if I am not wrong.
    – Damien
    Jan 14 at 12:26
  • Libreoffice seems to have concurency issues and also might have some kind of mem leaks since we see it failing from time to time, especially on a large amount of batch conversions.
    – trikelef
    Jan 14 at 12:29
  • Since Linux is just preferably would Windows tool feat as well? Can it be comercial tool?
    – convert
    Jan 14 at 13:35
  • I just made a test with pandoc. Unfortunately, it appears that the conversion does not work well in this case, Even worse than with .docx -> pdf. Sorry
    – Damien
    Jan 14 at 15:20

odt-to-pdf-converter and docs-to-pdf-converter are both free document converters writen in Java, so they should work with Linux. While the first one has GUI the other is just command line and some kind of open sorce. And if there is no way around Windows, TEbookConverter could be a solution, it´s free too.

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