TechWhirl (TECHWR-L) is a resource for technical writing and technical communications professionals of all experience levels and in all industries to share their experiences and acquire information.
For two decades, technical communicators have turned to TechWhirl to ask and answer questions about the always-changing world of technical communications, such as tools, skills, career paths, methodologies, and emerging industries. The TechWhirl Archives and magazine, created for, by and about technical writers, offer a wealth of knowledge to everyone with an interest in any aspect of technical communications.
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 (http://www.yawcpro.com/ ) 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: http://www.yawcpro.com/download/index.htm
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. http://www.DocToHelp.com/TechwrlList
True single source, conditional content, PDF export, modular help.
Help & Manual is the most powerful authoring tool for technical
documentation. Boost your productivity! http://www.helpandmanual.com
You are currently subscribed to TECHWR-L as archive -at- web -dot- techwr-l -dot- com -dot-