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> The old Word docs are now in decent shape, but still far from perfectly
> structured. I'm looking at these hundreds of pages and starting to picture
> myself going through them, line-by-line, and copying the text into XML.
cut-and-paste makes no sense at all.
Surely you can get a good first cut by using styles to delineate topics
Once the styles are set, either
1) a VBA script to grab the text a block at a time per styles and put
the chunks into individual topic files with the DITA markup
2) save to some flavor of HTML and use your favorite scripting language
3) a transform from /Word's XML (probably the bare/stripped kind) into
wouldn't be all that hard?
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