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From Johannes Schaefer <>
Subject Re: Code to convert MS Word documents
Date Mon, 14 May 2007 15:47:34 GMT
Ross Gardler schrieb:
> On 14/05/07, Johannes Schaefer <> wrote:


> Never seen this before. Just a couple of guesses for now, I've not
> looked at the code:
> - you are using Forrest 0.7
> - you are using OOo 1.0 (this was not written against 2.0)

OK, using OOo 1.1.5 [1] works way better!
Thanks Ross, the plug-in works (almost) out of the box.

I can't get "graphics" displayed (Neither embedded nor linked,
Forrest shows the ALT text instead), e.g.
  <img alt="Graphic1"

Did this work formerly?
(Images get displayed correctly with the OOo-Plugin).
Is there a way to get images working?

I get special classes for bold or italics, e.g.
  you can make a word appear <span class="T1">strong</span>,
  or <span class="T2">emphasised.</span>
These I may format "correctly" but I don't know if "T1" is constant?!

Some paragraphs get CLASS="instruction", e.g. (but not only inside <ul>)
          <p class="instruction">Sub lists</p>
which inserts an arrow at the beginning (this is from screen.css).

Do you have "Formatting Guidelines" for Word?
  Like: only use standard formats, nest headings properly and so on,
        insert images as links
We would have a big (>250 pages) document to insert (in pieces),
this will involve a lot of manual work anyway.

You used some code from [2].
Do you know if there are any (relevant) updates?

Thanks a lot for your support!


> - you start OOo as a server for forrest to use before starting forrest
> - Does core.log indicate what URL is the problem (there is some
> internal requests and it is likely one of those URLS that are
> unsupported)
> I'll try and have a look at the code sometime soon.
> Ross

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