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Re: DocView now supports OpenDocument & MS Office formats

From: Tassilo Horn
Subject: Re: DocView now supports OpenDocument & MS Office formats
Date: Wed, 05 Jan 2011 08:40:48 +0100
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Miles Bader <address@hidden> writes:

> Richard Stallman <address@hidden> writes:
>>     The reason I chose unoconv/OO.org is that it required only a few lines
>>     of elisp to allow for viewing anything OO.org can read inside emacs.
>> It seems reasonable to me.  In principle, writing ODF support in Emacs
>> Lisp would be preferable, but that's a gigantic job and it might run
>> too slowly.
> Note that unoconv itself is almost trivial.  It relies on what seems
> to be a serialization library (a variant of CORBA?) for speaking to
> OO/libreoffice; that may be more complicated, but it's not clear how
> much is required to do the tasks docview wants to do.  If only a very
> small subset is used, it might even be possible to simply hardwire
> those bits needed.

Yes, that might be possible.  doc-view.el only uses the PDF export,
because that has a very good quality.  From that point on, the usual
doc-view PDF->PNG (and PDF->TXT for the search in documents) is applied.


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