Monday, January 24, 2005

OpenOffice to DocBook released under free license

Laurent Godard announced on the docbook-apps list about the freely-available ooo2dbk tool to transform documents to DocBook:

ooo2dbk is a tool allowing the transformation of documents to docbook. Based on Eric Bellot's work, it has been widely extended and allow enhanced export

Supporting XML docBook V4.3, it allows to generate both article and book documents A lot of features are available such as handling preface and appendix elements, metadatas as OOo user fields also

ooo2dbk is an independant script allowing then batch processing of documents

I contributed some code to the xmerge project a few years ago, but haven't had time to play with it for a while. It would be interesting to see where the filter is at now, and contrast it with the ooo2dbk tool...

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