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Subject: Re: [docbook-apps] Easiest way to convert Word .doc or .rtf to DocBook?

I've had good results using dbdoclet.  I first let Word convert the content to HTML using Save As -> Webpage (filtered), and then apply dbdoclet to the HTML to generate docbook XML.  That approach lets Word handle all of Word's many coding options and quirks, filtering them down to something more standardized to convert.   dbdoclet is a Java toolkit, one part of which is for converting HTML to DocBook.
Bob Stayton
Sagehill Enterprises
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Sent: Friday, December 02, 2011 7:07 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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