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Subject: [SPAM] What is best practize to convert MS Word into PDF through DocBook XSL?
Hi, I experimented the last days with DocBook XML and XSL and I must say that with Bob Stayton's guide (I have ordered a copy for our company) it's really making fun. However, I must admit that I created a clean DocBook XML from Norm Walsh's examples. And both DocBook XML and DocBook XSL work wonderful with each other. But reality looks different. You don't have that superb DocBook XML document at first. What you have instead is e.g. a MS Word document which you first need to transform into a DocBook XML document. And this is a challenging task. I tried OpenOffice 2.0.3 Writer (OOo) as my front end which allow MS Word documents to be exported into DocBook XML. The result however is very poor. Extracting graphics was a problem. But a far bigger problem with OOo (and I didn't solve that one yet) is that it uses only 10% of the DocBook XML elements. Everything goes into <para> and hence I can't use all the DocBook XSL goodies. Does anyone else has made the same experience? How do you get around with it? Is there another way to fill the gap between MS Word and DocBook XML instead of using OOo. Of course only a non-commercial solution is acceptable :) Regards, Darya ___________________________________________________________ Der frühe Vogel fängt den Wurm. Hier gelangen Sie zum neuen Yahoo! Mail: http://mail.yahoo.de