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Subject: RE: [docbook-apps] Tool for Word->DocBook conversion (UpCast?)

I'm in the same boat Steve,

Although I believe the needs of my company will not exceed the defined
elements of s-docBook so I've been evaluating converters in that realm as

W2XMLv2 certainly looks robust but requires each (Windows) user to have the
.NET platform installed as well as a bunch of other stuff - this drastically
limits my ability to deploy it as a standard in our company.

I have not looked at upCast but will do so now...

I have been looking at YAWC http://www.yawcpro.com/ but the downside with it
is the lack of access to the element attributes. Their documentation is
quite limited as well. Solely by trial and error, I was able to determine
that you could apply the id="" attribute to elements by assigning MS Word

Not sure if I'm being helpful... I too am interested in the options out
there as I need to have a tool that I can convince my Marketing department
to use so we can arrive at a consistent format for all documentation.

Cheers, Miro

Miroslav Wiesner
Senior Interface Designer
Arena Solutions
274 Castro Street | Mountain View, CA 94041

Online PLM from product concept through end-of-life.
Instant on. Immediate ROI.

-----Original Message-----
From: Steve Parker [mailto:steve@naweb.com]
Sent: Wednesday, April 09, 2003 11:47 AM
To: docbook-apps@lists.oasis-open.org
Subject: [docbook-apps] Tool for Word->DocBook conversion (UpCast?)


I've done a bit of research into this area of converting existing Word docs
into DocBook.

The main tools I found are DocSoft's W2XMLv2 and UpCast.

I like UpCast (from looking on their website), but it says that it targets
XML (as opposed to going straight to DocBook). There is mention on DocBook
Wiki that an XSL can then be applied to create the DocBook result.. does
anyone have anymore insight on this?

Does anyone have a recommendation of the best tool for doing Word->DocBook


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