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Van: Stein Erik Berget <>
Onderwerp: Re: [Gramps-users] Converting XML to GRAMPS XML
Datum: Tue, 26 Jan 2010 13:53:22 +0100

On Mon, 25 Jan 2010 23:47:53 +0100, Chigali <> wrote:

> Benny Malengier wrote:
>> "Anyway, I don't know how Excel opens xml, but I would not thing a
>> spreadsheet is a good way to edit a (probably utf-8 encoded) text
>> file." - Benny
> You were absolutely right. The main culprit is Excel, which embeds its  
> own
> 'stylesheet' into the xml.
> I would appreciate any ideas on how best to effortlessly edit the xml.  
> I'm
> looking to move the lastname to patronym, set grouping to patronym, move
> first name to last name, and call name to first name.

If you want to do this by automagic you should be able to create a XSL  
stylesheet yourself and do transformation of the whole XML, but then again  
I don't know your use-case or if this is at all doable by 'magic'. If  
there is no 'pattern' in there, I guess you are better off by using a  
plain text editor as suggested by Michael Lightfoot, just make sure that  
you open and safe stuff in the same encoding :-)