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docbook2odf is a toolkit that automatically converts DocBook to OASIS OpenDocument (ODF, the ISO standardized format used for texts, spreadsheets and presentations). Conversion is based on a XSLT which makes it easy to convert DocBook->ODF, ODT, ODS and ODP as all these documents are XML based.

This piece of software is pretty rocking for example if you write your docs in AsciiDoc and want to provide a document for use within OO:

% cp /usr/share/doc/asciidoc/examples/website/manpage.txt .
% a2x -f odt manpage.txt
% ooffice manpage.odt

Just to get an idea how the result looks like in OpenOffice:

Screnshot of docbook2odt result in OpenOffice

Just ‘apt-get install docbook2odf’ if you are using Debian/unstable, thanks to the work of formorer we could include the toolchain in the upcoming grml release.

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