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From Tony Collen <>
Subject Re: [RT] The Cocoon Handbook
Date Fri, 25 Jun 2004 16:09:12 GMT
Sylvain Wallez wrote:

> Now we have that nice thing called OpenOffice that is a wordprocessor 
> storing its content as XML in a zip archive. We've used it as a 
> front-end for a CMS, providing template documents with style sheets that 
> have to be used. These styles match the structure of the target XML 
> document that is produced from the OO file. This solution just rocks, as 
> anybody (even a boss :-) is able to write content in a userfriendly and 
> productive environment with spell checking, typing completion, etc etc. 
> On the CMS side, the sxw archive is exploded, the XML content is 
> transformed into the target markup (e.g. DocBook) and images are stored.

Hmm, how is OpenOffice on Win32?  I've never ever used it, so it would be something new for
me to 
pick up.. not like using office software is hard or anything.  I'd be worried about usability
whatever.  I suppose I'll download it and play with it.


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