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

Steve Parker:
> 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 
> conversion?
If you could wait sometime, maybe you can directly use xsl stylesheets to
convert you documents. The German magazine iX says Word | Excel.. 2003
will use xml as basis documant data.

I hope they do publish some DTD. (That is compatible for more than 1 year).


Jens Skripczynski
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