On Dec 14, 2007, at 4:35 AM, kasimir-k wrote: >> kasimir-k wrote: >>> OpenOffice (tried the latest version 2.3.1) produces very clean >>> output > >> Perhaps I wasn't clear, but that's the idea--an app that can do >> all the >> files automatically. > > Trevor recently posted this link in another thread: > <http://www.xml.com/pub/a/2006/01/11/from-microsoft-to- > openoffice.html> > > Walks you through batch processing OO macros. I was going to point out the same thing. Basically, In OpenOffice you can set up a macro to do the conversion, and then run that macro, sans GUI, from the command line. Make up a batch file of some sort to feed your 12,000 files into that command line.