Tools to convert Word to XML?

Michael Scalia MSCALIA at
Fri Sep 4 17:02:35 BST 1998

>From: Andrew Cogan <andrew at>
>Date: Tue, 01 Sep 1998 10:28:09 -0700
>Subject: Tools to convert Word to XML?
>Can anyone recommend good tools that can convert Word files to XML? I
>don't need tools that claim XML compatibility per se; any utility that
>gives me control over what tag to insert at the beginning of a style and
>at the end of a style would probably suffice. The ability to work with
>Word footnotes is a big plus.
>- --
> Andrew Cogan, Epiphany Software


Check out "Ace" from RMIT in Melbourne, Australia.  Freely downloadable at  Ace can convert RTF and does a lot more.

To convert RTF to SGML in Ace:
  String bufRTF := readFile(rtfFile);
  String bufSGML := bufRTF.rtfToSgml();
Then you can stream through the SGML, to modify and insert tags as you wish.  Can also create an in-memory parse tree.  You can choose to parse as SGML or XML.


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