[NTG-context] OpenOffice export

Idris Samawi Hamid ishamid at colostate.edu
Mon Dec 4 04:51:53 CET 2006

On Sun, 03 Dec 2006 12:39:30 -0700, Hans Hagen <pragma at wxs.nl> wrote:

> Idris Samawi Hamid wrote:
>> Hi gang,
>> I just learned that OOo 2.04 has a LaTeX export (downloading now). Any  
>> of
>> you bright programmers up to writing a ConTeXt export (or porting the
>> LaTeX filters to ConTeXt)?
>> I'm quite serious: if anyone is interested I'll write (or help write) a
>> grant proposal for it (I've already had some TeX-related proposals  
>> funded
>> so...).
>> Please write me if you are interested in a grant, or else we can just
>> discuss it on dev-context at ntg.nl and get it done another way!
> long ago for a project i played a bit with open office output (xml); the
> best way do deal with it is to convert the xml into a proper document
> structure instead of an office structure
> there are  a few weird things in  oo's xml but when one uses proper
> styles and limits the user's options to the sensible ones oo can even be
> a nice editor for docs that are typeset by tex while previewing in oo
> (whil eediting it is not needed to see the final output)

I think it's a good idea to pursue...

> so one can think of: proper xml document definition, make oo stylesheet
> for this, use oo for editing, convert oo xml to xml doc def, use tex for
> typesetting
> since i have no project that needs it i cannot spend time on it now

But I certainly need it ;-) so the idea of a grant etc. so you (or  
someone) can afford to work on it sounds good. Of course we have other  
stuff to do right now but for the future I think this is more than  


Professor Idris Samawi Hamid
Department of Philosophy
Colorado State University
Fort Collins, CO 80523

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