Release of XMLmind Word To XML v1.9

October 3, 2022

Submitted by Hussein SHAFIE, XMLmind Software.

Release of XMLmind Word To XML v1.9 (http://www.xmlmind.com/w2x/changes.html)


  • Desktop application w2x-app:
    • Redesigned the dialog box letting the user add or modify an entry of the MS-Word style to XML element map in order to make this dialog box simpler and less error-prone to use. More information.

      Moreover, the mapping type of a paragraph style — "Paragraph", "Paragraph N to1", "Paragraph N to pre" or "Paragraph 1 to pre" — is now automatically suggested by this dialog box. However the heuristics used to implement the suggestions being rather conservative, the suggestion will be generally "Paragraph".

    • Now accepts a DOCX file as its last command-line argument. This implies that, for example on Windows, you can now use "Open With" to “open” a DOCX file using w2x-app.
  • Upgraded XMLmind Web Help Compiler (whc for short) to version 3.3.3.
  • "FlatLaf Look and Feel" add-on: updated FlatLaf to version 2.5. (On Linux, the FlatLaf light theme is used as the default Look & Feel of desktop application w2x-app.)
  • XMLmind Word To XML, which passed all non-regression tests, is now officially supported on the Java™ 18 and 19 platforms.

Bug fixes:

  • Desktop application w2x-app: when converting DOCX to a DITA map or DocBook assembly, by default, the directory containing automatically generated topics was set to a file path (-p transform2.topic-path %{~nO}_files) and not to an URI (-p transform2.topic-path %{~no}_files). This caused w2x-app to create invalid maps and assemblies when, for example, the name of the DOCX file to be converted contained whitespace.

What is XMLmind Word To XML?

XMLmind Word To XML can automatically convert DOCX files to:

  • Clean, styled, valid HTML (single page or multi-page HTML, Web Help, EPUB) looking very much like the source DOCX file.
  • Unstyled, but structured and valid, DITA bookmap, map, topic, DocBook (including V5.1 assembly), XHTML (single page or multi-page HTML, Web Help, EPUB) or XML conforming to your custom schema.

Home Page: http://www.xmlmind.com/w2x/

Download: http://www.xmlmind.com/w2x/download.shtml

Free online DOCX conversion services: http://www.xmlmind.com/w2x/online_w2x.html


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