The ODT export back-end can produce documents in other formats besides ODT using a specialized ODT converter process. Its common interface works with popular converters to produce formats such as ‘doc’, or convert a document from one format, say ‘csv’, to another format, say ‘xls’.
org-odt-convert-process variable to point to
which is the ODT’s preferred converter. Working installations of LibreOffice
would already have
unoconv installed. Alternatively, other converters
may be substituted here. See Configuring a document converter.
If ODT format is just an intermediate step to get to other formats, such as
‘doc’, ‘docx’, ‘rtf’, or ‘pdf’, etc., then extend the ODT
export back-end to directly produce that format. Specify the final format in
org-odt-preferred-output-format variable. This is one way to
extend (see Exporting to ODT).
The Org export back-end is made to be inter-operable with a wide range of text document format converters. Newer generation converters, such as LibreOffice and Pandoc, can handle hundreds of formats at once. Org provides a consistent interaction with whatever converter is installed. Here are some generic commands:
Convert an existing document from one format to another. With a prefix argument, opens the newly produced file.