Graham specialises in the large volume conversion of Word or RTF files to XML. He has much experience in this area and has a large and comprehensive library of conversion modules. He can therefore assemble sophisticated conversion routines that meet the most demanding requirements.
Graham’s RTF conversion process handles the full range of complex structures required of an RTF converter.
The process allows all features of RTF tables to be converted both to and from RTF. It also allows multi-column text, outlines, styled text and other complex structures to be converted fully and automatically from RTF into XML and vice versa.
Although RTF is a documented standard, this standard frequently changes. RTF produced by one version of Word will be different to the RTF produced by another. Graham’s automatic routines can cater for these differences.
Graham is able to convert documents stored in any version of RTF into XML. He can then, if required, convert from XML into a standardised, style-driven RTF application (such as Word). Using this method, authors and editors can continue to use Microsoft Word, while the business can enjoy the benefits of XML.
Conversion of .docx files to XML
Graham is developing a process which will allow him to take .docx files straight to XML without needing to convert the files to Word first. The process will speed up the process of conversion to XML even further.
Conversion of Word files to S1000D-conformant XML files
S1000D is an international specification for the procurement and production of technical publications. It is an SGML/XML standard for preparing, managing, and using equipment maintenance and operations information.
Graham has developed a process that enables the automatic conversion of Word documents into XML files that conform to the S1000D standard. The automated nature of the process means that conversion takes place more quickly and is therefore more time- and cost-effective.