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Subject: Re: [docbook-apps] Transform XML (OO2 File) to PDF outside of OO2

Hi Matthias,

On Thursday 27 October 2005 08:55, Matthias Mosimann wrote:
> Maybe here is someone, who can answer my question or has allready a
> functionable solution for the problem. Is there any possibility to
> process the XML Files which OO2 produce (i.e. *.sxw and so on) outside
> from OO2 to a pdf (html, tex, or whatelse)? (I.E. with fop, xalan,
> xerces, xsltproc, saxon, some other xslt engines)? What do I know and
> what do I need for do that?

I know of some XSLT stylesheets[1] from OpenOffice.org XML into DocBook. 
This has the advantage to process the content of the OpenOffice.org files 
from a DocBook tool chain. Of course, the result depends on how you 
structure your OOo documents. IMHO an easy write and forget method is 
this solution probably not.

Unfortunatly they can process the OOo elements only partially. As far as I 
know they are incomplete and "know" version 1.x only, not the new 
OpenDocument format [2]. However, it shouldn't be very difficult to 
extend the stylesheets. Be aware, that the specification[2] is huge.

With the OpenDocument format you are free to transform it into whatever 
XML you wish. It is just a matter of creating the right stylesheets.

> I know here isn't a OpenOffice Forum. But it seems that
> users@openoffice.org can't help me with this question.

Look at [3], maybe there is a mailinglist with is usful for you.


[1] http://xml.openoffice.org/xmerge/docbook/
[2] http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/tc_home.php?wg_abbrev=office
[3] http://xml.openoffice.org/servlets/ProjectMailingListList

Thomas Schraitle

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