JODConverter

These pages are for JODConverter v2.x; for the new v3.0 please see http://code.google.com/p/jodconverter/.

JODConverter, the Java OpenDocument Converter, converts documents between different office formats.
It leverages OpenOffice.org, which provides arguably the best import/export filters for OpenDocument and Microsoft Office formats available today.

JODConverter automates all conversions supported by OpenOffice.org, including

  • Microsoft Office to OpenDocument, and viceversa
    • Word to OpenDocument Text (odt); OpenDocument Text (odt) to Word
    • Excel to OpenDocument Spreadsheet (ods); OpenDocument Spreadsheet (ods) to Excel
    • PowerPoint to OpenDocument Presentation (odp); OpenDocument Presentation (odp) to PowerPoint
  • Any format to PDF
    • OpenDocument (Text, Spreadsheet, Presentation) to PDF
    • Word to PDF; Excel to PDF; PowerPoint to PDF
    • RTF to PDF; WordPerfect to PDF; ...
  • And more
    • OpenDocument Presentation (odp) to Flash; PowerPoint to Flash
    • RTF to OpenDocument; WordPerfect to OpenDocument
    • Any format to HTML (with limitations)
    • Support for OpenOffice.org 1.0 and old StarOffice formats
    • ...

JODConverter can be used in many different ways

  • As a Java library, embedded in your own Java application
  • As a command line tool, possibly invoked from your own scripts
  • As a simple web application: upload your input document, select the desired format and download the converted version
  • As a web service, invoked from your own application written in your favourite language (.NET, PHP, Python, Ruby, ...)

JODConverter is open source software released under the terms of the LGPL and can be downloaded from SourceForge.net.