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DAISY Translator: Version 2.1.1 is available now

The “Save as DAISY XML” add-in was created through an open source project with Microsoft, Sonata Software Ltd. and the Digital Accessible Information System (DAISY) Consortium and can be downloaded on SourceForge.

DAISY Translator Version 2.1.1, An Open XML to DAISY XML Translator is now available on sourceforge for download.

This version fixes the bugs in the previous release and has some feature enhancements ... read more

Posted by OpenXML-Daisy 2009-03-27

DAISY Translator Version 2.1 is available now

DAISY Translator Version 2.1.1, An Open XML to DAISY XML Translator is now available on sourceforge for download.

This version fixes the bugs in the previous release and has some feature enhancements

We welcome every one, who is interested to try this software and give us feedback and suggestions for improving this product going forward.

Posted by OpenXML-Daisy 2009-03-25

DAISY Translator Version 2.1 is available now

DAISY Translator Version 2.1, An Open XML to DAISY XML Translator is now available on sourceforge for download.

This version fixes the bugs in the previous release and has some feature enhancements

We welcome every one, who is interested to try this software and give us feedback and suggestions for improving this product going forward.

Posted by OpenXML-Daisy 2009-03-16

DAISY Translator Version 2.0 Beta is available now

DAISY Translator Version 2.0 Beta, An Open XML to DAISY XML Translator is now available on sourceforge for download.

This version now supports the follwoing new features

Full Audio Support
Auto Generation of numbers in lists
Handle Numbers in Heading
Generation of bullets in lists
Alternative mechanism for identification of footnotes and note references
Language detection – Set Language
Translate Character styles (Preserving styles like underline, strikethrough etc…)
Option to preserve the image display size
Support for shapes and objects
Wildcard support in Command line Utility... read more

Posted by OpenXML-Daisy 2009-02-20

DAISY Translator Version 1.4 is now available

DAISY Translator Version 1.4, An Open XML to DAISY XML Translator is now available on sourceforge for download.

This version now supports the follwoing new features

Support for mathematics
Support for the full DTBook element set
Helper Application ( Validating the word document against DAISY validation rules)
Multiple OOXML document handling
Auto update (check for any new version is released in the SourceForge)... read more

Posted by senthil 2008-09-26

Latest DAISY Translator available for download.

Latest setup of Open XML to DAISY XML Translator is now available on sourceforge for download, Daisy Translator is now packaged as a single setup which will allow the software to automatically detect version of word used and install appropriate add-in.

Latest setup will have the following features.
1. Dublin Core Metadata
2. UID metadata
3. Frontmatter, Bookmatter and Rearmatter mapping
4. Levels and Headings
5. Paragraphs
6. Tables
7. Lists
8. Note’s and Note References
9. Emphasis and Strong
10. Superscript and Subscript
11. Images
12. Validity
13. Captions
14. Page Numbers
15. Sidebar
16. Abbreviations and Acronyms
17. Language Detection
18. Blockquotes
19. Handling Table of Contenets
20. Handling BDO
21. Anchor
22. Citation
23. Following Daisy XML Elements are covered with custom word styles.
a. Address
b. Author
c. Blockquote
d. Code
e. CoverTitle
f. Dateline
g. Definition
h. Epigraph
i. List Heading
j. Page number
k. Poem
l. Prod note
m. Quotation
n. Sample
o. Table caption... read more

Posted by senthil 2008-05-07

Attn: Office XP and Office 2003 users

Design of the translator is to translate from Office Open XML format to DAISY XML format.

Now, Office XP and 2003 are not in the said format therefore before trying to convert a document created in Office XP or 2003 please follow the instructions given below:

1. Download and Install Microsoft Office compatibility pack for Word 2007 from the following link http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=941b3470-3ae9-4aee-8f43-c6bb74cd1466&displaylang=en
2. Save the document in Office 2007 format.
3. Save the document in DAISY Format.... read more

Posted by Syed 2008-01-31

Open XML to DAISY XML Translator is available for Download

Much awaited Open XML to DAISY XML Translator is now available for download with all the supporting documentation on SourceForge, we welcome every one, who is intrested to try this software and give us their feedbak and suggestions for improving this product going forward.

Following features are covered as a part of this release:
1. Dublin Core Metadata
2. UID metadata
3. Frontmatter, Bookmatter and rearmatter mapping
4. Levels and Headings
5. Paragraphs
6. Tables
7. Lists
8. Note’s and Note References
9. Emphasis and Strong
10. Superscript and Subscript
11. Images
12. Validity
13. Captions... read more

Posted by OpenXML-Daisy 2008-01-25

First milestone achieved

We are happy to announce that the project is right on schedule as planned, we have completed development of a translator for around 13 important features of DAISY. Currently we are in the process of testing it.
If everything goes according to the plan this translator with 13 basic features should be available for download on SourceForge as early as 1st Week of February.

Posted by Syed 2008-01-07

Completed Project Planning

We have completed the planning stage of this project and have progressed towards design and development.
We should have the first release of the product by the end of Jan 08.

Posted by Syed 2007-12-26