[LINK] RFI: OpenOffice and Web-Page Management
Thu, 7 Nov 2002 21:27:00 +1100
I'm finally getting around to looking at OpenOffice (in my case,
maybe for MacOS 9.1, but more likely for Max OSX from early 2003;
but the question is also applicable to Wintel - where most of my
clients live, and Linux - where some of my colleagues live).
I currently use a 1992 version of Word as my web-publishing tool.
(Stop laughing, dammit, it works! Any anyway my workbench has been
stable ever since I started what have become several rather large
undertakings - in August 1994).
I'd of course like to use OpenOffice as my habitat, such that I can
deliver from one source-file a range of formats:
- XML (okay, so that's native, and the DTD is public, right?)
- HTML (3.2, say, for the present, workaday world)
- XHTML (or is that superfluous since the native is XML anyway?)
- RTF 1.2, as the preferred compatibility-with-Wintel-people mode
- Word 6, as a fallback compatibility mode
- Word 97 and later abominations ('cos contracts sometimes require it).
And of course I want the style-sheets I use to look equally
professional on paper and in any browser-window.
Does anyone know where OpenOffice is up to on such matters?
http://www.openoffice.org doesn't quickly speak to users like me ...
Roger Clarke http://www.anu.edu.au/people/Roger.Clarke/
Xamax Consultancy Pty Ltd, 78 Sidaway St, Chapman ACT 2611 AUSTRALIA
Tel: +61 2 6288 1472, and 6288 6916
Visiting Professor, Uni of Hong Kong, Dept of Comp Sci and Info Sys
Visiting Fellow, Australian National University, Dept of Comp Sci