I’ve had good luck using Oxygen’s “smart paste” feature for Word>DocBook (though I prefer to go Word>simple HTML> DocBook). Still, it’s a machine and not very smart, so a decent bit of cleanup is necessary afterward.
For that reason, it may not scale to the “massive” project you are facing.
From: Donna Saporito [mailto:DSaporito@antennasoftware.com]
Sent: Friday, December 02, 2011 9:08 AM
Subject: [docbook-apps] Easiest way to convert Word .doc or .rtf to DocBook?
I have to convert a massive amount of Word documents over to DocBook for my company. I also have a few FrameMaker documents that will need to be converted. I figure that I can save the .fm files as .rtf and then .doc files and follow the conversion process
I will use for Word (once I figure out what to use).
I am willing to purchase a tool such as WordPlay by Docsoft, Inc. or Upcast by InfinityLoop. I looked into MajiX, but I thought the installation instructions were rather confusing. (They may not be confusing to others, but the user doc
said I’d have to run some command from Sun’s virtual machine, etc. ) I also looked into Yawc briefly, but it calls for attaching a new template in Microsoft Word. I am nervous to do this in case I corrupt any existing Word templates that I have.
If there is a simple, straight-forward way to convert Word to XML? I am willing to ask my company to purchase the best tool.
Any input will be appreciated. Thanks so much. - Donna
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