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Converts Office files to DocBook and clean HTML, diagrams to SVG/PNG, etc.

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Docvert 5.1

Released under the GPL3 see LICENCE

Web Service

python ./ [-p PORT]

Command Line

python ./

usage: [-h] [--version] --pipeline PIPELINE
    [--response {auto,path,stdout}]
    [--autopipeline {Break up over Heading 1.default,Nothing one long page}]
    [--url URL] [--list-pipelines]
    [--pipelinetype {tests,auto_pipelines,pipelines}]
    infile [infile ...]



Python 2.6 with lxml, pdf2svg and rsvg.

(we'll support Python 3 when distributions of PyUNO support Python 3)

Optional Libraries

If you want to convert Microsoft Office files you'll need:

LibreOffice or server (which can run 'headless')

PyUNO (python-uno)

To set this up on DEBIAN/UBUNTU/MINT just run

apt-get install docvert-libreoffice


apt-get install

Alternatively, if you want to do it manually then run (change the path to your install of LibreOffice/

/usr/bin/soffice -headless -norestore -nologo -norestore -nofirststartwizard -accept="socket,port=2002;urp;"

This runs a single instance. If you want to run a pool of instances then try something like

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