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aToaD #16: WebODF

Open source Javascript-based editor for OpenDocument files

I remember getting a request some time ago to add slideshow viewing capacity to some website. At the time I didn’t really find anything good and just messed around a bit with LibreOffice’s (very limited) capacity to export a document into HTML.

WebODF seems to offer a much more satisfying option, although I assume it will “only” deal with OpenDocument and not MS Office stuff. A list of features is available here (online demos available on the same page), but long story short it allows for editing OpenDocument files or to just view them (like, display a LibO Impress slideshow).
Something great about it is that it’s impressively compact, the main javascript file, webodf.js, is smaller than 500 KB at the moment!

Posted in A Tool A Day, LibreOffice & OpenOffice, web development.


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