|Syntactic Confectionery Delight|
Convert to M$FT formats with OpenOffice::OODoc?by Your Mother (Chancellor)
|on Feb 16, 2009 at 18:47 UTC||Need Help??|
Your Mother has asked for the
wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:
I Googled around and found a decent example of creating Impress (the OpenOffice version of Powerpoint) files with OpenOffice::OODoc. What I can't seem to find or intuit from the code and docs is how to convert to Powerpoint. My conclusion is that it's not possible. I would love to be shown to be wrong.
Please someone tell me I'm wrong and there is some equivalent of the brilliant Spreadsheet::WriteExcel for Powerpoint which runs in *nix environments. So, OLE need not apply. :(
Though not a need this second, I'd love to be able to convert from .swx and friends to .doc too.
If this isn't directly possible in Perl-
1) Anyone have robust system level tricks for getting it from one to the other?
2) Preferred/possible way of doing Powerpoints from Perl? From template/xml? Any snippets, links, suggestions appreciated. Thanks as always!