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A pyuno based driver for py3o

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pyuno for py3o

py3o.renderers.pyuno is a pyuno based driver for py3o to transform an OpenOffice document into a PDF or other supported format.


You will need an installed version of Open-/LibreOffice.

This has been tested with LibreOffice 4.0 on Linux and LibreOffice 4.2 on Mac OS X.

Important Note


Windows is currently not supported by the pyuno driver (Patches are welcome!). It is recommended to use the java based driver py3o.renderers.juno which is really easier to deploy on Windows.

Linux / Mac OS X

If you are under Linux or Mac OS X, this driver will work with your system python as long as pyuno is correctly installed. It is not possible to call the pyuno bride directly if python shipped with Open-/LibreOffice has not the same version as the system python. To circumvent this problem the driver tries to determine the paths to the python version of Open-/LibreOffice and spawns a child proccess for the conversion which runs within this python environment.


Example with explicit output format:

from py3o.renderers.pyuno import Convertor

c = Convertor()

c.convert("py3o_example.odt", "py3o_example.out", "pdf")

Example with guessing the output format:

from py3o.renderers.pyuno import Convertor

c = Convertor()

c.convert("py3o_example.odt", "py3o_example.pdf")

Example with explicit host and port:

from py3o.renderers.pyuno import Convertor

c = Convertor(host="", port="8997")

c.convert("py3o_example.odt", "py3o_example.pdf")

For more information please read the API documentation.


This software is licensed under the MIT License


0.5 2014-11-20

  • Ignore errors of ended spawned office clients if the cause of the error was a signal. Older versions of OpenOffice sometime fail with sigsev (11) after the document conversion.

0.4 2014-11-07

  • Allow to specify search path for the office installation
  • Allow to guess the output format from the output file extension
  • Support the system python environment when running the conversion
  • Support for older Office-/Libreoffice versions which don’t understand – parameters (e.g. OpenOffice 3.2)

0.3 2014-10-14

  • Support for Mac OS X
  • Using the new common package for format declarations py3o.formats
  • Fixed problems with starting the OfficeSpawnedClient within the Open/-LibreOffice python environment

Contributors by alphabetic order

  • Aide Florent
  • Björn Ricks

If anyone is missing to this list please let us know!

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