Open Office, master documents and headlessPosted: October 6, 2011
Choosing the least of all evils, I decided to use Open Office and master documents. With them you can create several different .doc files and then join them together in a single .odm file, which can then be exported to pdf (or .doc, if your boss says so). It’s a nice feature, but for such a simple thing as having multiple documents #included in a single one you would expect it to work better. From OO manual:
Yes, master documents do work in OOoWriter. However, their use is full of traps for inexperienced users[…]
Oh, thanks a lot OO.org (?). BTW, exporting an odm to pdf with a headless set == FAIL (i.e. don’t even try to use this if you intend to autogenerate some documentation with your makefile).