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Re: [xml-dev] Working with Wordies ...

Hi Jonathan,

Yes, DocBook elements map directly to paragraph and character styles  
in the Word document.  Any non-supported markup in the Word document  
is discarded by the stylesheets (some basic formatting - bold,  
italic, underline - is  mapped to DocBook).

The additions/deletions feature of Track Changes is not supported by  
DocBook, and therefore also not supported by the conversion  
stylesheets.  This is the area where I would have to (1) find a  
schema that models additions/deletions, and (2) add custom  
functionality to the conversion stylesheets to support same schema.

Steve Ball

On 12/10/2006, at 3:28 AM, Jonathan Robie wrote:

> Steve Ball wrote:
>> Bob Stayton and I have developed a set of XSL stylesheets to round- 
>> trip between DocBook and Word(ML).  There is no support for change  
>> tracking yet, but I'd be happy to discuss your requirements in  
>> more detail.  There is support for revision history, but it is not  
>> yet automated.
>> The round-tripping stylesheets are part of the DocBook XSL  
>> distribution.
> Cool - this would really make my life easier.
> I assume Docbook elements become styles in the Word document? And  
> if users format things manually, their formatting is lost when you  
> convert back to XML? (Which is fine with me - losing unintended  
> formatting is a feature,  not a bug ....)
> Is there a good way to model Word deletions and additions in Docbook?
> Jonathan

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