Looking for a free text converter? Look no more, upload your DocBook files and convert them to OpenOffice ODT files. Yes, it’s that easy.
Converting from DocBook
DocBook is a really good file format for writing technical books, that’s based on XML. It’s an open standard and widely used for open-source projects. It captures the logical structure of the content and can be published to many formats. Write the content in DocBook without thinking about the visual representation. Normally this is the part where I say something bad about the file format, but to be honest, I really like DocBook. Oh, just one thing: It’s very old. But that shouldn’t stop you from using the nice file format. Convert all your files to DocBook and convert them from DocBook to any other format. Just upload your file and we’ll see what we can do.
The files end with
.dbk by default.
Converting to OpenOffice ODT
Having office files in a proprietary format is a big risk, that you should avoid. Thanks to OpenOffice it’s not even hard to do. With the OpenOffice ODT format we’ve got an open format, that is based on other open formats. Every ODT file is a Zip file, that contains at least a content.xml (an XML file) with the — you might have guessed it already - the content. You can open the XML file in the program of your liking, update the content and re-open it in your office program without worrying to break the file. This enables you to interact with your office files through code. And even more important, you can be pretty sure there will always be software to open and edit those files. That’s a big plus, isn’t it?The files end with
.odtby default. More about OpenOffice ODT files