Re: [xsl] WordML creating blank PDFs using Word2FO stylesheet

Subject: Re: [xsl] WordML creating blank PDFs using Word2FO stylesheet
From: Wendell Piez <wapiez@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 14 Jun 2011 11:36:50 -0400
Dear Pardha,

On 6/10/2011 10:34 PM, Paruchuri, Pardha wrote:

All, We are using Word2FO stylesheets to convert WordML into XSL-FO which will be submitted to FOP to convert into PDFs. It was working fine before with Word 2003. Somehow the Word 2007 WordML files though saved in Word 2003 XML and Word 2003 layout formats are coming out blank in PDF. Seems like the Word2FO.xsl is not able to recognize the w:body or the content in the WordML file. Could someone help me troubleshoot the issue or point me to the XSL tag that processes the body/content in WordML files. Thanks.

Probably not, or at least not without considerably more information.

Consider developing a miniature demonstration version of your problem: inputs, outputs and stylesheet, all stripped down to their bare essentials, demonstrating where it goes wrong. (See the list guidelines at This will help isolate and expose the issue so that someone new to the problem (or maybe even yourself) can diagnose it.

If this isn't practical (if larger files, for example, need to be exchanged) I'm afraid you may need to engage professional help. You may be able to find it by letting us know: there are readers of the list who might be willing to offer their services.

Or, of course, there are other options, particularly if Word2FO.xsl is supposed to be a supported product.

Good luck,

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