document conversion utilities was Re: the Sonar thread

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Tue Apr 25 02:37:31 UTC 2017

but last time i tried caliber ebook, it is not accessible with orca. really?

2017-04-25 0:55 GMT+08:00, Linux for blind general discussion
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> calibre's ebook-convert does pdf and epub to some extent as well as some
> of those propriatory formats, as long as there is no drm on them.
> HTH, Willem
> On Mon, 24 Apr 2017, Linux for blind general discussion wrote:
>> Linux for blind general discussion <blinux-list at> writes:
>>> the following command line utilities are all useful:
>>> catdoc for .doc and I believe .rtf(and I believe catdoc also includes
>>> commands to handle xls and ppt).
>> *snip*
>>> Granted, I know of no command line tools for dealing with ePub or
>>> Kindle
>> Most of the formats mentioned in this message, including epub, are
>> covered by pandoc.  Nope, it doesn't do Kindle.  It also will not read
>> PDF files, but it can write them.  It's really the most useful and
>> universal document-converting tool out there, and I highly recommend it.
>> It can even go the other way and convert Markdown to various word
>> processor formats, and that's really useful.
>> -- Chris
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