Re: WP and XML (was: WordPerfect 3.5e and Publishers Today)
- --- In email@example.com, "John Rethorst" <jrethorst@...>
wrote, quoting others:
> > (By the way, WordPerfect codes and structures look to myThat would be, dare I say it, Insanely Great.
> > untrained eye at least to be a lot like XML.)
> There's a remarkable similarity, so it might be remarkably easy to
> write XML import and export conversions for WordPerfect. It
> would support conversions to/from MS Word 2007 for PC and
> 2008 for Mac.
> This is going to be my next major WP project.
At the moment, to import WordPerfect documents into Déjà Vu X for
translation, I use a workflow which, though it works well, is
sometimes lossy (WP -> OOo -> DVX -> OOo -> OOo's own MS Word export
filter -> WP) - especially when there are tables and such in the
original. But Déjà Vu will happily eat XML. Be great to be able to
simplify the import/export.
- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "tbgibson" <tbgibson@...> wrote:
> These are a couple of the macros I wrote that tag my files for Quark,We have another macro maven among us! Tina, glad you're here.
> using the formatting that my writers did in MS Word.
> [highly sophisticated macro script deleted]
- --- In email@example.com, "gary.badcock" <gary.badcock@...> wrote:
> ...It will be a tree of macros. The first macro will find a code or tag and,
> Judging by the contents of the WP Format file posted, it would be
> one long macro.
depending on the start of its contents, will branch to one or another
macro, which will in turn branch. This is fast. WP macros were fast back
in the day; with today's machines they're on fire.