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From "Ross Gardler (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (FOR-746) Integrate MSWord content in Forrest
Date Wed, 30 Nov 2005 10:14:30 GMT
    [ http://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/FOR-746?page=comments#action_12358898 ] 

Ross Gardler commented on FOR-746:
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I have no idea, I just saw this on the Cocoon list and stuck it in here as a memory jogger.

It is worth noting that i do have a plugin for Forrest that uses OOo to convert MSOffice files
and then uses our OOo plugin to convert to XDoc. I can't make this available via Apache hardware
as the license for some required jars from OOo is not compatible. However, if anyone has the
time to start a plugins project on sourceforge and make this one available there under a suitable
license I would be more than happy to make the code available.

I've been meaning to do it for a long time, but I'm afraid it is pretty low priroty. Hopefully
this issue will help root out someone willing to be do this.

> Integrate MSWord content in Forrest
> -----------------------------------
>
>          Key: FOR-746
>          URL: http://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/FOR-746
>      Project: Forrest
>         Type: New Feature
>   Components: Plugins (general issues)
>     Reporter: Ross Gardler
>     Priority: Minor

>
> MS have a document and some stylesheets for converting WordXML to XSL-FO.
> Could be useful.
> http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/odc_wd2003_ta/html/OfficeWordWordMLtoXSL-FO.asp
> -----------------
> Alternative approach, which works for all version of MS Office,  is to use OOo as a server
to convert to OOo and then use the OOo plugin.

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