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From Clay Leeds <>
Subject Re: OpenOffice and Forrest
Date Mon, 18 Oct 2004 22:10:48 GMT
On Oct 18, 2004, at 2:39 PM, Linda Rose wrote:
> Hi,
> Once again, excuse my ignorance .... but how exactly do you use 
> OpenOffice
> files as source files for Forrest? Do you save it as a .sxw file? I 
> thought
> it had to be an xml file? Can someone point me to step-by-step 
> instructions
> for using OpenOffice files with Forrest?
> Thanks,
> Linda

You are correct. Forrest takes *.sxw files and can generate a web site 
off of that with a few important caveats explained on the OpenOffice 
Writer page[1]:
- embedded images won't work--they must be linked to:

   I, Ross and others hope to resolve this with an improved
   writer XSL file, but I don't know how long that will take:

- your documents need to be built from the openoffice-writer.sxw
   file, which you 'obtain' via running 'forrest seed' on an empty
   directory from the command line. From my experience, starting
   from a 'blank' document yields unpredictable results. Here's the
   path to the file after doing a /forrest seed/:



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