Jerry wrote:

> It has frequently been suggested on this list that, currently, the best
> way to get a LyX file into Microsoft Word is to export from LyX to LyXHMTM
> and then to open that XHTML file with Word. I have Word 2011 for OS X and
> this fails because Word will not open the XHTML file, with the message
> The XML file bla bla bla cannot be opened because there are problems with
> the contents. Details
> No error detail available
> Location: 2
> This happens even for the simplest LyX file with only one sentence and no
> fancy stuff--the entire contents of one test file is simply "Test
> sentence". However, the exported XHTML files doe open OK in Firefox and
> displays math in acceptable, if not perfect, form. (Firefox renders MathML
> out of the box--why can't other browsers join the 20th century.)
> On the same "Test sentence" file exported via LyXHTML, I opened it in
> TextMate, a very popular and extensible text editor on OS X, and applied
> the "Validate syntax" command that is available therein, resulting in this
> output:
> xmllint output
> error: colon are forbidden from PI names 'IS10744:arch'
> <?IS10744:arch xhtml
>               ^
> Test sentence.
> I am using LyX 2.0.5 for OS X. I _think_ I have been able to do this in
> the past so I don't know why I can't do it now.
> I am preparing to start a major writing project and I want to understand
> as much as I can about this--I'm pretty sure that there will be a huge
> incentive later to have a usable if not perfect version of my LyX work
> available in Word; this will include math.
> I know that LyX -> Word is a frequent topic on this list so I'm not
> necessarily looking for a complete rehashing of the topic--only why
> LyXHTML -> Word fails.
> Jerry

I used eLyxer ( to export from Linux to HTML then 
to epub, but it may not support the Mac.



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