On Thu, Mar 24, 2011 at 12:01 PM, Rainer M Krug <r.m.k...@gmail.com> wrote:
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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.
>
This might go down well as a GSoC project, as it seems useful and
"simple" enough. What do others think?
Liviu


> Rainer
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>>
>> Günter
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