I use ubuntu 13.04 if that's important.
I have an ordered by author list of my kindle books. I saved the file as csv and ods. I used vim and looked at the 2 files. I can read and understand the csv. The ods is unreadable because of the formatting characters I guess. I did this so I could write a program to switch between:
1) white text on a black background
2) black text on a white background
when the author changed. I was hoping to write a program that reads the csv file and writes the ods file. Is this method in the ballpark or should I try to write a macro in libreoffice calc? Or something entirely different? I include the csv file just for completeness.