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Plone module to add conversion from office format to HTML in portal_transforms tool

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Products.AROfficeTransforms is a Plone module to add conversion from office format to HTML in portal_transforms tool


This packages contains new portal_transforms. This version includes the following transforms :

  • MS Excel to html

  • MS Word to html

  • MS Word to text

  • MS Powerpoint to html

  • OpenOffice V1 (sxw, sxc, sxi) to html

  • OpenOffice V2 / OASIS OpenDocument (odt, odc, odp) to html

  • PDF to html

  • Zip to Text

It is currently in production on GNU/Linux servers and needs the following binaries :

  • ppthtml

  • xlhtml

  • wv

  • xsltproc

  • unzip

  • pdftohtml

  • elinks | links | lynx

Time-consuming binaries

Sometimes, with .doc or .xls document, matching binaries happen to freeze or take to much time. If the timelimit command is available in your system, this issue will be avoid. You can change the time-out value by setting your own WARNTIME and KILLTIME in the file (defaults are 120 sec. and 10 sec.). Thx to Thomas [thomasdesvenain] for this feature.



  • atReal Team

    • Thierry Benita [tbenita]

    • Jean-Nicolas Bes [drjnut]

    • Matthias Broquet [tiazma]

    • Florent Michon [f10w]


  • [kdeldycke]

  • [hpeteragitator]

  • Thomas Desvenain [thomasdesvenain]

  • Jean-Michel Francois [toutpt]

  • [zegor]


0.11.0 (unreleased)

  • If timelimit command is installed on the system, we use it to ensure wv and xlhtml commands do not loop. [thomasdesvenain]

  • Avoid memory error while checking huge xls document for bad encoding [tiazma]

0.10.0 (2011-04-27)

  • Replace print by python’s logging [f10w]

  • Indentation with 4 spaces in setuphandlers [f10w]

  • Cleanup package-structure [f10w]

  • Generic setup compliant install. [thomasdesvenain, f10w]

0.9.7 (2011-01-04)

  • Fixed wvware transform (was broken in 0.9.6) [thomasdesvenain]

  • Plone 4 support in tests. [thomasdesvenain]

  • Merge and cleanup changelogs [kdeldycke]

  • Fix declaration of implemented interface to support both Plone 4 and Plone 3 [kdeldycke]

0.9.6 (2010-12-23)

  • Replace os.system (deprecated) by Popen [tbenita]

  • New style interfaces for Plone 4 compatibility [hpeteragitator]

  • Replace print by python’s logging [toutpt]

0.9.4 - 2009-09-10

  • Initial release on pypi [toutpt]


  • Added zip_to_text transformation [zegor]


  • cleanup (print, logs, comments)

  • pdf_to_html command asks for utf-8

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