Re: xml -> rtf

Subject: Re: xml -> rtf
From: Eric van der Vlist <vdv@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 01 Sep 2000 19:14:12 +0200

"Johnson, Matthew C. (LNG-MBC)" wrote:
> Sorry, I didn't put all of the background of my requirements in my original
> posting.  My real requirement is to return a .doc file from XML by means of
> an automated process.  I am looking at using RTF as an intermediary step.
> So, while opening HTML in Word would work as a manual process, it won't work
> for "lights out" processing.
> However, your point on converting to HTML is worth looking into because
> there
> may be more utilities available to convert HTML to
> RTF.  But now I'm back at step one of looking for that utility or writing it
> from scratch ... :-)

You might even not need this step.

If you generate a HTML file (eventually with a link on an external CSS
stylesheet), you'll see that Word will import most of the style and that
you can get pretty looking documents like this.

You can even use some of the MS Word extensions (just save a doc file as
HTML to see what they look like) to specify things like page breaks,
page size and orientation and other stuff.


> Matt
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Chris Bayes [mailto:Chris@xxxxxxxxxxx]
> Sent: Friday, September 01, 2000 10:44 AM
> To: xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: RE: xml -> rtf
> Word can load html. So transform it to html load it into word then save as
> word or rtf etc
> Ciao Chris
> XML/XSL Portal
> >-----Original Message-----
> >From: owner-xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> >[mailto:owner-xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of Johnson, Matthew C.
> >(LNG-MBC)
> >Sent: 01 September 2000 13:56
> >To: 'xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx'
> >Subject: xml -> rtf
> >
> >
> >Hello,
> >
> >Can anyone suggest a method of converting XML data to RTF (that can then be
> >read into MS Word)?  I would prefer to do this using XSL/XSLT but I cannot
> >find an engine that will do the actual translation to RTF.  I have found
> >Jade and DSSSL but, again, I would prefer to stick with XSL, if possible.
> >Any help is appreciated.  Thanks!
> >
> >Matt
> >
> >
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