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.TH ODT2TXT "1" "2008-06-23" "odt2txt 0.5" "User Commands"
odt2txt \- a simple converter from OpenDocument Text to plain text
.B odt2txt
odt2txt is a command-line tool which extracts the text out of
OpenDocument Texts, as produced by, KOffice,
StarOffice and others.
odt2txt can also extract text from some file formats similar to
OpenDocument Text, such as XML (*.sxw), which was
used by version 1.x and older StarOffice versions.
To a lesser extent, odt2txt may be useful to extract content from
OpenDocument spreadsheets (*.ods) and OpenDocument presentations
The FILENAME argument is mandatory.
Wrap text lines after \fIWIDTH\fR characters. The default value is
\fI65\fR, which means that any words which would extend beyond
column \fI65\fR are moved to a new line.
If \fIWIDTH\fR is set to \fI\-1\fR then no lines will be broken
Write output to \fIFILE\fR and not to standard output.
Select which non\-ascii characters shall be replaced by ascii
look\-a\-likes. Valid values for \fISUBST\fR are \fIall\fR,
\fIsome\fR and \fInone\fR.
Substitute all characters for which substitutions are known
Substitute all characters which the output charset does not contain
This is the default
Substitute no characters
Do not try to autodetect the terminal encoding, but convert the
document to encoding \fIX\fR unconditionally To find out, which terminal
encoding will be used in automatic mode, use
Print raw XML
Input file is a raw XML (fodt, fods, ...)
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Copyright \(co 2006,2007 Dennis Stosberg <>
Uses parts of the kunzip library, Copyright 2005,2006 by Michael Kohn
This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or
modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License,
version 2 as published by the Free Software Foundation