Re: Another DITA question

Subject: Re: Another DITA question
From: "Edgar D' Souza" <edgar -dot- b -dot- dsouza -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: "Kevin McGowan" <thatguy_80 -at- hotmail -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 6 Jun 2007 14:54:24 +0530

On 6/6/07, Kevin McGowan <thatguy_80 -at- hotmail -dot- com> wrote:
> Before I start this long and boring task...has anyone found a decent
> shortcut? I have tried saving Word files as XML, HTML, etc, but that frankly
> just seems to add layers of confusion. If anyone has any bright ideas,
> please let me know.

I haven't used the product, but YAWCPro ( ) is
supposed to convert Word docs to XML too. Quote: "YAWC ships with
support for the Simplified DocBook XML DTD, but any other DTD can be
supported with a small amount of configuration work."

At US$220 for a single license, it may be a little expensive, unless
you have lots and lots of documents to convert, and this plugin saves
you lots of effort. They also have an evaluation and a Lite version:


Create HTML or Microsoft Word content and convert to Help file formats or
printed documentation. Features include support for Windows Vista & 2007
Microsoft Office, team authoring, plus more.

True single source, conditional content, PDF export, modular help.
Help & Manual is the most powerful authoring tool for technical
documentation. Boost your productivity!

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RE: This too is technical communication: From: Al Geist
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