RE: Converting Word files into XML

Subject: RE: Converting Word files into XML
From: "Eric Schieler" <eschieler -at- nutshellcommunications -dot- com>
To: "'Kevin McGowan'" <thatguy_80 -at- hotmail -dot- com>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 29 May 2008 16:08:30 -0500


Kevin,

I've used upCast with good results.

http://www.infinity-loop.de/products/upcast/

Regards,

Eric


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Subject: Converting Word files into XML


Hi all,

Recently started another new contract, and will most likely be moving some
existing, thankfully small, documents from Word format into DITA - XML via
FrameMaker or XMetal.

Thing is, I just chatted with a couple of guys here who's exclusive job it
is to take GIANT Word file (they could range from 50-1200 pages) and convert
them into XML (not DITA, but some other DTD). I just got a tour of what they
do, and they literally go through line-by-line in Dreamweaver, assigning
tags as they go.

Has no one yet developed an amazing little tool that could map Word styles
into XML tags to provide clean output? There's gotta be a faster way to do
this, isn't there?

Cheers,
Kevin

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References:
Is Vista "there" yet?: From: McLauchlan, Kevin
Re: Is Vista "there" yet?: From: sintac
RE: Is Vista "there" yet?: From: Combs, Richard
Converting Word files into XML: From: Kevin McGowan

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