On 18/01/13 05:17, Jerry wrote:
> On Jan 17, 2013, at 2:30 AM, Alex Fernandez wrote:
>> Hi Jerry,
>> I am the primary author of eLyXer.
>> On Thu, Jan 17, 2013 at 4:49 AM, Jerry <lancebo...@qwest.net 
>> <mailto:lancebo...@qwest.net>>
>> wrote:
>> Thanks for that tip. I checked it out. It's just a Python thing so it works 
>> fine on OS X,
>> and LyX picked it up as advertised.
>> Yes, I can confirm that OS X is fully supported.
>> The output on my simple test case does look nice in a browser, but I get the 
>> same error 
>> opening with Word as I first described: "The XML file bla bla bla cannot be 
>> opened..." etc.
>> I thought maybe my copy of Word was broken but it reads other HTML files 
>> fine--I'm guessing
>> they don't have the XML stuff in them, however.
>> Word does not like XHTML very much; you need to export to HTML 4, using the 
>> --html option. 
>> http://elyxer.nongnu.org/userguide.html#sub:HTML-Code If you are doing the 
>> conversion inside
>> LyX, instead of on the command line, you have to add the --html in the 
>> conversion interface.
>> I checked the HTML file that eLyXer made with the W3C page and got: "The 
>> uploaded document
>> "-" was successfully checked as XHTML 1.0 Transitional."
>> Yes, eLyXer outputs pure XHTML.
>> Also--eLyXer does not appear to use MathML so I don't think there is any 
>> hope of getting 
>> editable math into Word using this method. (But I haven't read all of the 
>> eLyXer docs.)
>> eLyXer has several options for Math output: 
>> http://elyxer.nongnu.org/userguide.html#sub:Math 
>> Sadly, none of them is MathML, since at the time eLyXer was conceived it was 
>> not very widely 
>> supported, and I have not found the time to add it.
>> Hope this helps,
>> Alex Fernández.
> Hi, Alex,
> Thanks for the comments and for the great tool. It does what it claims to to, 
> convert LyX to
> HTML, with lots of math options. The default conversion looks great in a 
> browser.
> I tried your --html suggestion and indeed Word opens it, and displays it much 
> as a browser
> does. Unfortunately, the HTML limitations are apparent; this is probably as 
> good as a HTML-only
> conversion can get.
> In my slow-witted way, I'm starting to understand why Word will not open the 
> various XML
> formats that I'm throwing at it. (I also played with TeXht today (and the Mac 
> GUI over it,
> SimpleTeXht. This method also makes XML in some variations, and .odt.) So 
> Word isn't
> broken—it's just not made to recognize this particular kind of XML. (I want 
> to use the word
> "schema" but don't really know what I'm talking about.) So What is missing, 
> as has been stated
> in previous threads, is a converter from the XML that we're seeing to .docx, 
> it seems.

check pandoc - I am using pandoc to convert xhtml to docx and odt - works 
perfect for me. I just

\converter "xhtml" "msdocx" "pandoc -o $$o $$i" ""
\converter "xhtml" "odt lo" "pandoc -o $$o $$i" ""added the following converter:

You have to play with the LyX xhtml or the eLyXer xhtml - I used LyXHTRML 
because it workded
better in my case.

I really think that pandoc should be detected automatically by LyX (when doing 
reconfigure) and
added as it provides very usable conversions.



> Jerry

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