Working with different word processing formats?

David LeBlanc whisper at
Fri Jun 7 15:47:49 EDT 2002

There are a variety of format converters (pdf, latex, xml, rft etc.) on

AbiWord (also on sourceforge) might also offer some pointers.

David LeBlanc
Seattle, WA USA

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> Subject: Working with different word processing formats?
> Hello,
> Does anyone know of a solution for exporting editing (and
> ideally, importing) common word processing formats?
> I am trying to find any existing work in this area, pure
> python or a wrappable library, that I could use or extend.
> I don't even need to go straight to the target format -- I
> could output XML or LaTeX that could then be transformed.
> I would like this to be as cross-platform as possible (which
> is why I'm just not using Pythonwin + com).  I'd like to hit
> Linux, Windows, and MacOS X.
> If anyone knows of anything, please speak up!  I just cannot
> find *anything*...  The closest thing that google turned up
> was an apparently defunct Python + LaTeX scientific text
> editor, and that was only a mention, not any actual code.
> Thanks,
> VanL
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