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From Clay Leeds <>
Subject Re: R: Extracting content from Microsoft word into Forrest
Date Thu, 14 Oct 2004 15:03:05 GMT
We too, have been starting to move along this path... thanks in large 
part to Forrest!

On Oct 14, 2004, at 5:44 AM, Bruno Fonzi wrote:
> In the organizations I have been using Forrest so far, we had the same
> issue.
> We have converted the exiting MSWord files to the OpenOffice format as
> described and everyone has been simply writing new documentation
> directly in OpenOffice.
> Forrest has been the big incentive to switch to OpenOffice.
> Nobody is missing MS Word at all.
> Cheers,
> Bruno
> -----Messaggio originale-----
> Da: Juan Jose Pablos []
> Inviato: giovedì 14 ottobre 2004 12.40
> A:
> Oggetto: Re: Extracting content from Microsoft word into Forrest
> Ross Gardler escribió:
>> Over on our project we have gone a different route. We use a version
>> of
>> Open Office running as a server to convert from MS format to Open
>> Office. Forrest supports Open Office so, with this conversion process
> we
>> can support MS Office too. The benefit of this approach is that it
> also
>> supports earlier versions of MS Office and we have the whole Open
> Office
>> community in writing decent converters.
> I would like to see something like:
> oowriter myfile.doc -output myfile.sxw
> It seems quite common for any organization to have a big buch of word
> files, so if you can doit by command line then you can create a 5
> minutes script to convert all of these files. I does not matter if that
> takes a week or two because is the server who does the job not you.
> Cheers,
> Cheche
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