Commands by arthurdent (1)

  • OpenDocument documents from OpenOffice.org,LibreOffice and other applications, are actually ZIP archives. Useful informations in these archives are in XML format. Here we like it or do not. Anyway, the XML files have the unfortunate tendency to not be indented, and for good reason: they consist of only one line! To solve the problem and to use a proper editor on the content, I proceed as follows. Required xmlindent You can also use : zip document.odt content.xml And it works with vi instead of nano !


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    unzip document.odt content.xml && xmlindent -w content.xml && nano content.xml
    arthurdent · 2012-12-01 17:05:28 0

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