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Re: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=158903

OpenOffice.org DocBook XML "save as" function now works as expected.
Note that you need to have openoffice.org-javafilter package installed,
else you will end up with an empty file saved, and/or an OO.o crash.

Note also that if you try to open the saved .xml file, the import
filtering is *not* working and you will lose all formatting information.
You can simply save a native .odt (OpenDocument Text) format document,
using that as your working copy until you are ready to export a copy for
use in CVS.

The only useful purpose I can see for using OO.o in this fashion is to
make quick document sketches that use only <section>, <title>, and
<para>.  There is probably plenty of other DocBook stuff that is
well-implemented, but I haven't tried to suss it all out, and don't have
any plans to do so.  If there's anyone out there with the wealth of
knowledge it would take to get working XSLT (and DocBook styles) for
some of the more esoteric DocBook used by FDP, particularly admonitions
and <variablelist>s, have at it!  I'm not even sure how that would work,
but I imagine OO.o must have functions to allow users to point to extra
XSLT stuff just as it does styles.

The upshot is that rank beginners who are not friendly with Emacs, vi,
or any other more UNIX-y tools now have a shot at drafting docs with
minimal pain.  The resulting DocBook XML will be uncluttered and readily
understandable by the author.  The editor can now proceed to introduce
the author to additional DocBook-ism.

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