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XSL-FO and Word

From: Tim Dean <Tim.Dean@dpr.co.uk>
Date: Wed, 28 Nov 2001 13:44:18 -0000
Message-ID: <A547E2261354D41181E500B0D022172122347D@dprwhex01.dpr.co.uk>
To: " (www-xsl-fo@w3.org)" <www-xsl-fo@w3.org>
Hi There,
 
I'm working on a document template generator for our companies business
workflow engine product. It's one of our most common customer requirements
that workers be able to use technologies they are both familiar and
productive with, in general this means MS Word. On the other hand, our
entire product framework is XML/XSL based, including all the data and UI
components. So getting the two (XSL-FO and Word) together would be nice. 
 
I've only seen a single implementation of a Word - XSL-FO transformation
process, and that goes via the HTML output, does anyone know if there are
any plans to include a 'nicer' output straight from word?. Excel 2002
outputs quite a nice XML version of a workbook that could easily be
transformed, Word 2002 doesn't. This could be achieved seemlessly through a
COM add-in if necessary, but I'd really like to make contact with anyone
else perhaps who is working along similar lines to share ideas and maybe get
some pointers (fairly new to XSL, but not to coding in general).
 
I guess an alternative would be another (would have to be very nice and
style-rich) document editing system that outputs XSL-FO? Does anyone know of
any works-in-progress that fit the bill?
 
Apologies if this isnt the correct forum for my query.
 
cheers,
 
Tim D


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