This may or may not be of interest to anybody who creates professional
        typeset-looking manuscripts.  I use vi as I have for 30 years simply
        because my fingers know it.  I can keep fingers on keyboard rather than
        switch back and forth to mouse.  Last night I used a very short php/html
        file that used HTML and converted it [[[EVENTUALLY]]] to the open 
        format.  Just now I wrote a one sentence file, a2oofile, using vi/nvi:

        "Good morning, people.  It is so *great* to be back home."

        Then using File -> Export, saved it as a2oofile.odt. 

        *) atom a2oofile  [ creates a2oofile.html ]

        The a2oofile.html file is: 

<!doctype html public '-//IETF//DTD HTML//EN'>
<!-autotranslation from ASCII or ISO-8859.1 by Gary Kline,>
<! @(#) a2oofile.html translated from a2oofile !>
    <TITLE>  <!your title here -->  </TITLE>
    <! your header lines here -->

<META NAME="Keywords" CONTENT="whatever">
 <META NAME="revisit-after" CONTENT="7 days">
 <META NAME="author" content="Gary Kline">
 <META NAME="copyright" content="\xa9 Thought Unlimited">
&ldquo;Good morning, people.  It is so <EM>great</EM> to be back home.&rdquo;


        *) Then switer a2oofile.html  

        *) File -> Export [and select to save as the ODT] and you have 

        I began writing my ascii to markup suite in 1994; it was designed to do
        ONE  thing: to  *word* into <EM>word</EM>.  I've added only the left and
        right quotes.  atom does nothing else.  i have tweaked it for 15 years;
        never gave to it ports because I hate writing the docs.  Anybody
        interested in handing the port, please let me know.


 Gary Kline  Public Service Unix
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