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Is there a way to convert an Impress odp to a writer odt?

PostPosted: Sun Mar 31, 2019 12:58 am
by shilliard
Is there a way to convert an Impress odp to a writer odt?

Edited to fix mistakes.

Re: Is there a way to convert an empress ods to a writer odt

PostPosted: Sun Mar 31, 2019 1:02 am
by RoryOF
When you write "empress", I presume you mean "Impress"; but an impress presentation is an .odp file not an .ods file, which originates from Calc.

Why do you wish either sort of file in Writer? To edit? or merely to print in book form? In that case, consider /File /Export as PDF from the originating application; no need to change them to Writer.

Re: Is there a way to convert an empress ods to a writer odt

PostPosted: Sun Mar 31, 2019 1:07 am
by shilliard
My mistake. I meant Impress, and odp.

Yes, I want to convert the notes pages to odt and edit them before printing, or include notes pages in an odt report.

Re: Is there a way to convert an Impress odp to a writer odt

PostPosted: Sun Mar 31, 2019 9:25 am
by RoryOF
If you place cursor in the text of notes of an Impress presentation, Ctrl A will select all that note. Ctrl C will copy it; you can then Paste it into a Writer document. This must be done on a note by note basis. Apart from use of a macro (does one exist?), I know of no way to automate the process.

If the notes are already edited and formatted (within the limits of what Impress wiill allow) you can print them to a PDF file; this printout, unfortunately for your requirement, is of the Notes tab view - i.e., the slide and its accompanying notes. /File /Export as PDF seems to do the same. In a quick play with the settings I have found no way to export only the Notes.

In the internal file content.xml the note texts are distributed on a slide by slide basis, so it would not be an easy task to extract them other than with a macro.

https://ask.libreoffice.org/en/question/13188/how-to-export-impress-notes-only/
offers a method of exporting to PDF and then removing the slides; however, a PDF file is not designed to be editable.

Re: Is there a way to convert an Impress odp to a writer odt

PostPosted: Sun Mar 31, 2019 1:21 pm
by John_Ha
RoryOF wrote:In a quick play with the settings I have found no way to export only the Notes.

Print to PDF Virtual Printer and select notes. You will have lots of End of Paragraph ΒΆ pilcrows to delete.

Re: Is there a way to convert an Impress odp to a writer odt

PostPosted: Sun Mar 31, 2019 2:39 pm
by RoryOF
When I wrote "only the Notes", I meant the notes text only. My experiment showed that Notes export gave the total Notes page, complete with an image of the slide.