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How to Convert to PDF Using OpenOffice on UNIX Without Logging in to Host (Doc ID 445473.1)

Last updated on MAY 22, 2020

Applies to:

Oracle WebCenter Content - Version 10.0 and later
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Converting to PDF using OpenOffice on UNIX without logging in to host


April 16, 2007

Product and Version:

PDF Converter 10gR3


I need to be able to use OpenOffice, on a UNIX platform, to convert files to PDF without having to be logged in to the computer.

PDF Converter can use OpenOffice to convert some file types directly to PDF. This is done by configuring the OpenOffice listener, which must be running in order for conversions to be successful. Unless the OpenOffice listener is launched in a “headless” mode (no graphical user interface), the user must be logged in to the computer in order for OpenOffice to be able to open and process any documents. The solution to this problem is to configure OpenOffice to run as a service in a headless mode using a virtual buffer display.


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