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Re: [vox] This is probably a dumb question (DocBook and MS-Word stuff)
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Re: [vox] This is probably a dumb question (DocBook and MS-Word stuff)



On Fri, Feb 07, 2003 at 09:53:59AM -0800, Richard S. Crawford wrote:
> Actually, let me back up (I've found that too often the solution people
> are looking for are not the best solution to the problem they're trying
> to solve).
> 
> I'm in the MLIS program at San Jose State University, and just about
> every professor wants papers and assignments turned in using MS-Word
> format.  Sure, I could pull this off in OpenOffice.org, but since I've
> always wanted to learn DocBook, I couldn't help wondering if there might
> be a more interesting approach.  What specifically interests me is using
> DocBook to render bibliographic references in standard APA format... and
> then making that same standard format happen in MS-Word without having
> to re-do things in Word itself...

Sure, that'd be no problem. Use the RTF method I mentioned
previously. IIRC, Jade/OpenJade also supports conversion to RTF; you
would use Norman Walsh's DSSSL stylesheets for this.

HTH,
Micah
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