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On 24/03/11 11:29, Guenter Milde wrote:
> On 2011-03-23, Steve Litt wrote:
>> On Wednesday 23 March 2011 09:54:29 you wrote:
>>> As for Word/OO<-->LyX interoperability, that seems a chimera. How can
>>> LyX ever be interoperable with Word, when even the LaTeX/LyX roundtrip
>>> will not get you back the document you started from? It seems to me
>>> that a more reasonable goal would be to have a Word-output function
>>> that strips all formatting except the semantically relevant items
>>> (emphasis, etc) and produce a clean Word file ready to be imported
>>> into a typesetting program or to be sent to Word-only people. 
>> Even better, in addition to exporting emphasis and noun, have it export the 
>> named but empty styles (environments and character styles) used in the doc, 
>> so 
>> the word doc has the styles and the text marked up with those styles. Then 
>> all 
>> that remains is to go in and modify those styles in MSWord or OOffice to 
>> produce the desired look. After all, modifying a style in Word is five 
>> minutes, not five hours.
>> This is a wonderful idea. Now if we can only go the other direction...
> I think we should have "semantic" import/export filters in addition to
> "visual" ones for all relevant document formats.

I absolutely agree - this would make life so much easier: you can write
in LyX, export sematically to doc / odt and do the formating in word /
openoffice / libreoffice if the editor / conference only provides a
specific word template.

Definitely a priority.


> Günter

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