RE: Word to XML

Subject: RE: Word to XML
From: "Broberg, Mats" <mabr -at- flir -dot- se>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 11 Nov 2005 23:18:14 +0100


I would advice against Strucutured Framemaker. Framemaker does not have full Unicode support, which means big trouble if you intend to translate your documents. Better to use a suitable WYSIWYM XML editor that has good Docbook support - Morphon, Conglomerate, XML Mind, Oxygen, Epic Editor and the like.

Best regards,
Mats Broberg


From: bounce-techwr-l-148563 -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com on behalf of Mike W
Sent: Fri 2005-11-11 22:12
Subject: Word to XML


Long time listener, first time caller...

Our team is considering the conversion from MS Word to
Structured Framemaker and we're currently researching
XML with the possibility of moving towards single
source documentation. In order to keep things simple,
we'd like to stick with the DocBook DTD.

The questions I have:

(1) Are there any tools available to help with the
conversion of Word files (DOC/RTF) to XML using the
DocBook standard.

(2) If there aren't any off-the-shelf tools, has
anyone on this list tackled this problem with a
home-crafted solution using tools such as PERL? If so,
can you provide some clues?

Love the show,



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