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Subject: Re: [docbook-apps] Path from DocBook to MS Word


The DocBook -> WordML stylesheets supplied in the distribution are  
necessarily limited due to the need to support the reverse  
conversion.  If you just want a one-way translation, then the task is  
much simpler.

I've had a lot of success in developing XSL stylesheets to produce  
WordML from XML (including, but not limited to, DocBook).  At this  
stage I'm not planning on adding support for arbitrary DocBook to the  
XSL stylesheets, but you can contact me privately if you are  
interested in getting this done as a consultancy.

Steve Ball

On 30/11/2006, at 9:39 AM, Peter Desjardins wrote:

> I need to publish DocBook source in MS Word format.  The Word  
> documents
> need to be reasonably well formatted and suitable for release.  My
> experiments with the wordml stylesheet and the fo2wordml tool  
> result in
> "unspecified errors" when I try to open them in Word 2003  
> Professional.
> I'm not sure what Word is complaining about (unspecified) but my
> suspicion is that my large DocBook document uses elements that are not
> supported by the wordml stylesheet or the fo2wordml tool.
> Is anyone using a reliable solution for publishing DocBook content  
> as an
> MS Word document?  If I know a solution is out there I'll be happier
> about going through all this experimentation.
> My next attempt will be the DocBook > HTML > Word technique  
> described in
> this message:
> http://sourceware.org/ml/docbook-apps/2003-q3/msg00743.html.
> I'm using docbook-xsl-1.71.1 with Saxon on Windows XP.
> Thanks.
> Peter Desjardins
> SupplyScape Corporation
> +1 781 503 7441
> http://www.supplyscape.com
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