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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • I'm having a lot of success with two methods:

    First, MS-Word 98/2k will read HTML (UGH!) seamlessly. The trick is not to use XHTML or exercise too much of the HTML 4.0 spec. Just really basic (and non-conforming) HTML 3.2 converts nicely. (isn't that sad?) Headers become proper document headers (H1, H2, H3) and all of the text markup seems to be making it in okay, including tables to some extent.

    The RTF suggestion is a good one. I'm submitting text to my publisher in RTF which was converted from an XML markup and they're having no problems at all with the text. They open it as if it were a word document... Of course, they send it back as a real Word document (because of the revision control marks they put in) but the world can't be perfect.