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Re: What to do with word documents ?

Charles Plessy <charles-debian-nospam@plessy.org> writes:
> I am working on a package which contains MSWord documents. I was wondering
> the following questions:
> 1) How can I know if they are redistributable at all, for instance if
> they contain non-free fonts? In the worst case, do I have to repackage
> the sources as well?
> 2) There are simple text versions of those documents, but they have many
> pages, so I was considering to convert them to PDF or HTML. However, the
> converter which gives the nicest results in my hands is openoffice. Is
> ther a way to run it from the command line? Would it be considered as
> buildd sabotage ?

If you can, convince upstream to change to *.rtf format that is
widely understood and supported by tools. For MS word, it's simple amtter
of changing the "Save As".


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