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Re: wordml to docbook

Subject: Re: wordml to docbook
From: Steve Ball <Steve.Ball@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 7 Dec 2005 14:59:06 +1100
wx sub section
My experience with WordML is that:

a) The wx:sect elements are used to separate physical sections in the
document, eg. changing the number of columns or changing the page
orientation.  They are not helpful (in fact, they're disruptive) when
trying to build the logical structure of the document,

b) the wx:sub-section elements are unreliable.  It seems that Word
tries to guess where the logical sections start and often gets it wrong.

For reliability I do two things: (i) flatten the structure,
eliminating all wx:sect and wx:sub-section elements and (ii) group
sections based on the styles of the paragraphs.  Of course, this
relies on the author using styles correctly (an authoring problem,
rather than a technical problem).

Steve Ball


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On 07/12/2005, at 5:39 AM, JBryant@xxxxxxxxx wrote:

Are you getting the WordML document from Word or from some other
If someone is saving Word documents as WordML that you must then
you should be getting wx:sect and wx:sub-section elements, which
you can
use for grouping. The wx:sect and wx:sub-section elements enable
because Word inserts them at each level of heading (rather than
with each
and every heading), something like this:

        <w:pStyle w:val="Heading1"/>
      <!-- more elements here -->
        <w:pStyle w:val="Heading1"/>
      <!-- more elements here -->
          <w:pStyle w:val="Heading2"/>
        <!-- more elements here -->
          <w:pStyle w:val="Heading2"/>
        <!-- more elements here -->

So, assuming that you are getting the wx:sub-section elements, you
can use
them to identify the groups of headings (and other paragraphs that
go with
the headings, of course).

If you are not getting the wx:sub-section elements, then you have a
normal grouping problem, to which you can find solutions in Dave
FAQ and Jeni Tennison's web site.

Jay Bryant
Bryant Communication Services
(presently consulting at Synergistic Solution Technologies)

"Silvia Liberto" <SLiberto@xxxxxx> 12/06/2005 11:13 AM Please respond to xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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Re:  wordml to docbook

Your input format has something like this (simplified)

<p style="level1">
<p style="level2">

yes you are right!
i can transform all the elements inside of <p>...</p>
and i can create the sect1 but my problem is now,
if style="level1" i create <sect1> and all elemets which are
inside of this <p>-tag shoud be inside.When the style"level2" comes
i want to open a <sect2> inside of <sect1> and all elements of
this <p>-tag with level2 should be inside and so one...and this
opening of <sect2> without closing <sect1> is my problem!

i don4t know where of my templates i have to step in that the rest
of the element of a certain level of <p> gets inside!?

i want this:

Silvia Liberto

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