When Converting Word Files, Follow These Steps:

  1. Prepare your document in MS Word format
  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

One of the things authors love about Microsoft Word is that it’s easy to make your content look just the way you want it. This does not always lend itself to a straightforward conversion to DITA XML. Fortunately, at Stilo, we can leverage the visual cues in the document to discern the implicit structure of the content with rules. The same rules can convert all documents that follow a similar template. Without preprocessing and postprocessing, Migrate will produce a valid DITA XML output within a few minutes.

Migrate can handle a large range of source formats including Word, FrameMaker, RoboHelp, DocBook, InDesign, Flare, and XML/SGML/HTML.