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Subject:Re: OpenOffice exporting to Word From:Jay Maechtlen <techwriter -at- covad -dot- net> To:Robert Lauriston <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com> Date:Mon, 29 Jun 2009 09:53:53 -0700
What gets messed up?
Captions get put into text boxes, hence the Table of Figures won't update.
Section breaks are placed before the heading for each TOC/TOF/etc
then between each of those headings and the table itself, then after the
Headings get lost after the first TOC/TOF, probably due to the multitude
of section breaks
- a clue may be that the TOCs show up as 'protected sections'. Maybe
OpenOffice is trying to protect the tables from manual revisions?
Some graphics get lost or mangled. Mostly those grouped with callouts
Anyway, those are the major hurdles. I may try copy-and-paste for the
graphics, to see if the two apps speak the same clipboard formats.
Robert Lauriston wrote:
> You might try copy and paste.
> What exactly gets messed up?
> On Sat, Jun 27, 2009 at 10:57 PM, Jay Maechtlen<techwriter -at- covad -dot- net> wrote:
>> I've run into some nasty issues in converting a manual from OpenOffice
>> to Word.
>> OpenOffice's conversion has some real problems.
>> Is there another app that might act as an intermediary?
>> - If I strip the OpenOffice file apart, could Frame open the xml?
>> Suggestions welcome, details of the issues available.
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