On 18/01/13 09:10, Rainer M Krug wrote:
> 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

Ups - should have been:
###
I just added the following converter:

\converter "xhtml" "msdocx" "pandoc -o $$o $$i" ""
\converter "xhtml" "odt lo" "pandoc -o $$o $$i" ""
###

> 
> \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.
> 
> 
> Cheers,
> 
> Rainer
> 
>> 
>> Jerry
> 
> 

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