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From Ross Gardler <>
Subject Re: [jira] Commented: (FOR-746) Integrate MSWord content in Forrest
Date Fri, 31 Mar 2006 12:53:18 GMT
Paul Bolger wrote:
> That'd be extremely useful to me Ross. I'm running a small (sub) site
> which uses MS Word docs as source. At present - having not worked out
> the command line Office conversions, and with Ooo's diminishing
> support for the old swx format, I'm stuck with manually converting the
> docs into swx.

I've sent the code offlist. I've not used it for some time, so it may 
need a little tweaking. We should discuss it here until it finds a home.

> Would a way around the license issues be to present it
> as a 'cookbook' - not include the proprietory code?

We could certain put it into the whiteboard with instructions on how to 
install it. The code is all jar files from OOo and since OOo need to be 
on the machine in order for the plugin to work there is no reason why we 
couldn't have the Ant build script bring them into the right location.

I never thought of that, funny how a simple question leads to a simple 
solution. Problem is, I'm not able to find the time for it right now.

Once you have tried it out and got it working and perhaps added a little 
documetation (yes I'll answer questions). We can stip the OOo jars and 
add it to whiteboard.


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