make4ht problem (was: XeLaTeX to Word/OpenOffice - the state of the art?)

Janusz S. Bień jsbien at
Tue Mar 12 06:53:20 CET 2019

On Mon, Mar 11 2019 at 13:51 +01, Michal Hoftich wrote:
> Hi Janusz,
>> I had to do it already from time to time. I used different methods which
>> were more or less cumbersome. Of course for the conversion I prepare a
>> slightly different text (e.g. no hyphenation).
> It is possible to export LaTeX to the ODT format using tex4ht. We
> fixed lot of issues related to Word last year.
> Try this command:
> make4ht -uxf odt filename.tex

--8<---------------cut here---------------start------------->8---
! Undefined control sequence.
<argument> ...docsvlist \expandafter {\bbl at loaded 
l.228       \fi}{}
--8<---------------cut here---------------end--------------->8---

I use Debian testing (buster):

Package: texlive-extra-utils
Version: 2018.20190131-1

Versions of packages texlive-extra-utils depends on:
ii  libunicode-linebreak-perl  0.0.20190101-1
ii  python                     2.7.15-4
ii  tex-common                 6.11
ii  texlive-base               2018.20190131-1
ii  texlive-binaries           2018.20181218.49446-1
ii  texlive-latex-base         2018.20190131-1

Versions of packages texlive-extra-utils recommends:


ii  texlive-latex-recommended   2018.20190131-1

Versions of packages texlive-extra-utils is related to:
ii  tex-common        6.11
ii  texlive-binaries  2018.20181218.49446-1

Any suggestions?

Best regards


Janusz S. Bien
emeryt (emeritus)

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