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From Clay Leeds <>
Subject Re: How do I create Forrest:* styles?
Date Wed, 20 Oct 2004 14:18:21 GMT
On Oct 20, 2004, at 3:21 AM, Ross Gardler wrote:
> Ross Gardler wrote:
>> Clay Leeds wrote:
>>> We already know there appears to be a bug in Writer's 
>>> handling of Styles[1]. But if I knew how the styles in the 
>>> openoffice-writer.sxw file was created, I might be able to 
>>> 'workaround' the situation by re-creating the openoffice-writer.sxw 
>>> file. For one thing, openoffice-writer.sxw does not appear to have 
>>> Headings 3, 4 and 5. As a result, I don't appear to be able to 
>>> include them in my documents.
>>> [1]
>> This XSL I attached to 
>> have some rudimentary handling of Open Office style information. That 
>> will give you a start on working out how styles are stored.
>> If you open up an sxw file (i.e. unzip it) you will see the styles 
>> are stored in a separate file and linked by ID to the relevent 
>> elements in the content.
>> I am sure the website will have much more info on this.
> Sorry, I just realised I misunderstood your question. Nevertheless, 
> looking into how OpenOffice manages its styles may help with the 
> workaraound. I'm afraid I don't know the answer to your real question.
> Ross

Thanks for the follow-up. I suspect you're correct that the solution 
resides somewhere on the OOo site.

You're correct that my 'real' question was 'How does one create an OOo 
style that can be transformed/output via Forrest. I was hoping that the 
Forrest developer who created the openoffice-writer.sxw document and 
its aggregate XSL converter might have some (or could create) 
documentation so other developers could to this as well.

I'll check out the XSL attached to FOR-311. Thanks.

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