Re: DocBook -> Jade -> RTF: lists as RTF lists?

Subject: Re: DocBook -> Jade -> RTF: lists as RTF lists?
From: David Miller <dmiller@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 16 Oct 2000 13:15:59 -0500
The overall task is this: (a) convert DocBook to editable RTF; (b) allow
users to edit the RTF; (c) convert the edited RTF back into DocBook and
update the original sources.  Tricky, to say the least... the
RTF->DocBook step is only really practical if the users use a
specialized pseudo-DocBook Word template.

In short, my most basic requirement is to let users edit their documents
using their standard authoring tool (Word), but still maintain the
documents in a format-neutral way (DocBook).


Norman Walsh wrote:
> / David Miller <dmiller@xxxxxxxxxxx> was heard to say:
> | I need the RTF document produced by the Jade RTF backend to have lists
> | as true RTF lists, so that when users edit the RTF document, they get
> | automatic list renumbering, etc.  Now, itemizedlists and orderedlists
> | are just specially formatted regular paragraphs, as opposed to true RTF
> | lists.
> I understand your problem and concur basically with what Brandon
> replied, but...
> I feel compelled to point out that if you people modify the RTF files,
> the SG/XML documents that you formatted in the first place will no
> longer be the most recent sources and unless you're very careful, bad
> things will happen eventually.
>                                         Be seeing you,
>                                           norm
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