I thought I read that converting Latex documents into Open Office documents was possible, but I had trouble figuring it out today. The bottom line was that I was using the wrong program to do so, and I didn’t have dvipng installed.
Where is oolatex?
When I typed oolatex on the command-line, the system couldn’t find the program. It turns out that oolatex just isn’t on the path. It is installed with the tex4ht system. When installed, it is located at:
You can install it with:
apt-get install tex4ht
To compile a document you could use:
The command-line for htlatex is a little more complex, but it works. You can use htlatex to convert a document like this:
htlatex MyDoc.tex 'xhtml,ooffice' 'ooffice/! -cmozhtf' '-coo' '-cvalidate'
Mk4ht is much simpler. You can use mk4ht like this:
mk4ht oolatex MyDoc.tex
I noticed this in the output:
sh: dvipng: not found
To fix it, I installed dvipng with:
sudo apt-get install dvipng
Then, the images worked fine.