Marsha - I suggest you look at the annotated implementor descriptions
on the EAD HELP PAGES. There are a number of places converting
from MS WORD - using a variety of methods.
Any of the repositories listed can be contacted directly is you have
Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
At 11:43 AM 6/5/00 -0700, you wrote:
>There's been a lot of discussion about using Word Perfect to create/convert
>EAD-encoded finding aids. But can anyone suggest how best to convert
>documents originally created in MS Word? I have information on SGML Author
>for Word, but it doesn't look as though that product has been updated lately
>(am I wrong?).
>I figured maybe Microsoft had replaced SGML Author for Word with another
>product (one, for example, that might work with XML rather than just SGML).
>But I wasn't able to find anything at the Microsoft Web site; my searches
>retrieved mostly documentation about problems people had had with SGML
>Author, or technical info on developing XML applications, rather than
>descriptions/recommendations about ways to convert MS Word docs to XML docs.
>When I emailed Microsoft with the question, they twice responded that I
>should search the MS Knowledge Base or report product questions/complaints
>to their tech assistance folks. Sigh.
>So if any of you have suggestions, I'd certainly appreciate them! Many
> Marsha Maguire
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> University of Washington Libraries
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