When Converting Complex Tables, Follow These Steps:

  1. Prepare your document with tables in one of the following formats: MS Word, FrameMaker, Robohelp, InDesign, HTML, XML, Flare, etc.
  2. Upload your document to Migrate for analyze
  3. Specify the DITA target
  4. Prepare a Migrate Rule set
  5. Convert your content to DITA XML
  6. Review your DITA using an XML editor
  7. Refine the DITA conversion by updating the rule set if necessary

Converting complex table structures to DITA XML can be challenging. Fortunately, it is easy to convert complex tables automatically using Stilo’s Migrate.

Tables are often used to represent tabular information or used to lay out content on a page in a way that makes it easier for the reader to understand. This can create table representation that is very complex.

Examples of tables Migrate can convert include:

  • Complex tables with merged cells
  • Tables with steps or notes
  • Definition tables or tab separated tables
  • Tables need to switch columns or need to be stripped