Subject: Re: [docbook-apps] Easiest way to convert Word .doc or .rtf to DocBook?
On 12/02/2011 08:48 AM, Nigel Hardy wrote: > I found LibreOffice technically very good. Unfortunately I found that > this emphasised that many Word documents are poorly constructed. I was > left with many empty <para> because authors had "felt they needed some > vertical space"; a lot of <para> which had looked like something else (a > section title perhaps) but had been formatted manually etc. etc. > > So the docbook source was valid but needed a lot of manual editing. > > I did the conversion manually but I understand that the command line > interface will facilitate batch processing. That's a great choice. LO supports XSLT, so the results can be made site-specific via a custom stylesheet. > > Nigel Hardy > > On 2011-12-02 15:07, Donna Saporito wrote: >> >> Hi, >> >> >> 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 >> >> >> >> Donna Saporito | Technical Writer | Technology and Engineering >> O: 201-217-3382 | M: 551-655-5721 | H: 973-845-6594| E: >> email@example.com >> >> *Antenna *| Deploy Happiness | www.antennasoftware.com >> <http://www.antennasoftware.com/> >> *………………………………………………………………….……….… >> * >> Join other Antenna Fans @ >> >> - _http://www.facebook.com/antennainc_ >> - _http://www.twitter.com/AntennaSoftware_ >> >> >> >> >> This email and any files transmitted with it are confidential and >> intended solely for the use of the individual or entity to whom they >> are addressed. Please note that any views or opinions presented in >> this email are solely those of the author and do not necessarily >> represent those of the company. Finally, the recipient should check >> this email and any attachments for the presence of viruses. The >> company accepts no liability for any damage caused by any virus >> transmitted by this email. If you have received this email in error >> please delete it and notify the system administrator at >> firstname.lastname@example.org > > > > --------------------------------------------------------------------- > To unsubscribe, e-mail: email@example.com > For additional commands, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org