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Old 11-07-2004, 05:27 PM   #1
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extracting ms powerpoint template files (.pot) from the command line?


I see a whole lot of potential in s5 , but the only real problem I see with it is a lack of available templates. However, since there are thousands of available ms powerpoint templates (.pot) floating around on the internet, I was hoping that we, the open source community, could use those to our advantage. I was considering writing a perl script to pick through the images and metadata, parse them, and use them to create an s5 template. However, the compression scheme of those is beyond me.

Now, if there were some CLI to openoffice that could be used to open them and then save them to openoffice impress template files (.sti), those could be easily extracted from the command line (they're just zip files) into easy-to-parse xml files and png's.

Does anyone know how to either extract the .pot files, or, more likey, some CLI way to use OOo to import the .pot files and save them as .sti?



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