-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 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. Rainer > > Günter > - -- Rainer M. Krug, PhD (Conservation Ecology, SUN), MSc (Conservation Biology, UCT), Dipl. Phys. (Germany) Centre of Excellence for Invasion Biology Natural Sciences Building Office Suite 2039 Stellenbosch University Main Campus, Merriman Avenue Stellenbosch South Africa Tel: +33 - (0)9 53 10 27 44 Cell: +27 - (0)8 39 47 90 42 Fax (SA): +27 - (0)8 65 16 27 82 Fax (D) : +49 - (0)3 21 21 25 22 44 Fax (FR): +33 - (0)9 58 10 27 44 email: rai...@krugs.de Skype: RMkrug -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v1.4.10 (GNU/Linux) Comment: Using GnuPG with Mozilla - http://enigmail.mozdev.org/ iEYEARECAAYFAk2LJH8ACgkQoYgNqgF2egoORwCdGPeRIFLgVGqMpwDt8giqaQAZ gHsAni+hS4j2uv+Z8EeV1PvzDb/wrhKa =Q01i -----END PGP SIGNATURE-----