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Re: [Groff] RTF
Re: [Groff] RTF
Tue, 17 Oct 2006 12:22:45 -0400
Juan M. Mendez wrote:
Due to the work, I was looking for a way to automate the creation of
documents for the Word (or Weird) text processor .
Using the latest versions of groff, you can produce HTML that can be
cleaned up enough to import directly into Word. I've done it before,
with acceptable results.
Unfortunately, it's not automatic. There are some things you can do
up front that produce cleaner HTML on the back-end -- use -mwww and
tweak some of the internal variables, write a couple of macros -- and
these can make things like lists easier to work with anyway. After
generating your HTML, you can pass it through an awk and/or sed
script (I use both) to clean things up a little more.
Usually, this will produce good enough HTML that Weird will load it
and (mostly) do the right things with it, insofar as Weird can be
said to *ever* do the right things. :-P You might want to pass the
markup through Tidy first; sometimes it helps.
Another possibility is to create a PDF (plain or using -mpdfmark) and
use a program like PDF2Office to do the conversion. Unfortunately,
those programs are commercial (PDF2Office is $99) and run only under
OSX or 'Doze... which isn't such a limitation, seeing that you need
one or the other to run Weird anyway.
Larry Kollar k o l l a r @ a l l t e l . n e t
Unix Text Processing: "UTP Revival"
- [Groff] RTF, Juan M. Mendez, 2006/10/17
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