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- Date: Fri, 19 Aug 2005 10:33:15 -0700 (PDT)
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I have used Omnimark and it produces wonderful result
in accomplishing this task. Just about the same way
that Betty has mentioned.
Could some of you gurus provide some ideas or
techniques that you have used for Interleaf to XML
conversion. I am using Filtrix to convert the files to
Word; however, I haven't got a pleasing output yet.
Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated!
Thanks in advance!
--- Betty Harvey <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> There are several ways you can approach this project
> but none of them
> are going to be painless. The problem with Word is
> that everytime a
> user clicks in a Word file something is put into the
> file. Content
> tagging Word file is tricky. Fortunately, you are
> probably using
> one of the CALS DTDs which you can get by without
> doing a lot
> of content tagging.
> You will want to convert the Word file to an XML
> file then develop
> an XSLT to do the conversion to the final DTD. You
> could also
> use Omnimark if you access to it but XSLT developers
> are easier to
> In order to convert the Word file to XML you have
> several options:
> 1. Use Word 2003 Professional and save the file as
> WordML. WordML
> is a bit of a learning curve and is not user
> 2. Use OpenOffice to convert the file to WordML or
> DocBook. The
> version of OpenOffice that I use had some
> problems with tables
> but otherwise did a reasonable job.
> 3. Buy InfinityLoop (I think it is under $100 but
> don't quote me
> on that). InfinityLoop does a really nice job
> of converting
> Word files. It also has a batch option.
> Once you have the file in an XML format you can
> expect to get 75-85%
> reliance on conversion using either XSLT or Omnimark
> (depending on
> the quality of the script, of course). Make sure to
> average in time
> for cleanup and QA.
> Hope this helps.
> On Thu, 18 Aug 2005, Davis, Joe wrote:
> > Good morning.
> > I've been nominated to take some legacy technical
> manuals written in
> > Word and Word Perfect and convert them into an
> SGML/XML format. The
> > manuals are a combination of text, table, and
> graphics. The required
> > DTDs, etc. should be supplied to us. We've played
> with Word which will
> > convert to HTML, such as it is. The minor
> research that I've done does
> > not explain how to convert a manual over.
> > Without knowing what I'm doing, it appears as if
> each heading,
> > paragraph, table/cell/row, graphic, and foldouts
> will need to be given
> > individual tags.
> > Where is a good source for information on
> > Is there a program that will make my life easier
> (is there really an
> > easy button?)
> > Any help will be gratefully received.
> > Thanks,
> > Joe
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