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This is the first public announcement of a new project I started to create an ODF backend for AsciiDoc. For those who don't know AsciiDoc, AsciiDoc is a lightweight markup language that is designed to map to DocBook semantics, and as such, ideal for creating consistent documentation, articles and O'Reilly books ;-)

Being able to convert from AsciiDoc to ODF (onto other formats through LibreOffice) is something that always appealed to me, and lead me to create unoconv for non-interactive conversions, and get involved with docbook2odf. However XSLT is not something I can introduce with great confidence at companies as part of a technical documentation workflow and docbook2odf was not the easiest to maintain.

The ultimate goal is for people to write basic documents in AsciiDoc, convert them to ODF, PDF or Word documents while applying a style in the process, without having to launch LibreOffice. However LibreOffice could be used to visually fine-tune the styling and using it in future conversions in order to give your documents a common identity (aka. corporate identity).

Result: no more messing around with XSLT or XSL-FO, and much more options wrt. styling.

The ODF backend for AsciiDoc is located at:

and feedback, pull-requests or ideas are very welcome.

PS I am going to give a presentation about unoconv at the LibreOffice
   conference in Paris on friday 14/10 afternoon. I would like to also
   discuss this project at the conference, but likely one presentation
   slot will not be sufficient to discuss both unoconv and asciidoc-odf,
   so if you are attending the conference and interested to discuss both
   projects we can meet after the unoconv presentation.

PS I have noticed a few strange behaviours related to LibreOffice that I
   do not understand and like to share with this list in the meantime.

Kind regards,
-- dag wieers,,
-- dagit linux solutions,,

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