Tool to convert Word and / or Excel docs to XML?

Subject: Tool to convert Word and / or Excel docs to XML?
From: "Hart, Geoff" <Geoff-H -at- MTL -dot- FERIC -dot- CA>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 13 Feb 2002 11:40:06 -0500

Phoebe Minias wonders: <<Does anyone know of a tool to convert Word or Excel
docs to XML?>>

I don't have any experience with it, but Mark Baker, a former (or current)
techwhirler provided the following url a while back:

"Use Rick Geimer's free RTF2XML (available at"

The URL no longer seems to produce the desired document, but the OmniMark
site is still up and running, and you should be able to find the utility
there with a bit of digging.

Note, however, that the mere ability to convert a document to XML isn't
sufficient. If you haven't planned the document from the start so that it
follows the XML approach, you're not going to produce a document that works
well in XML. And unfortunately, planning useful XML documents takes more
thought than simply mapping heading level 1 to a corresponding XML tag. But
that's another question entirely...

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