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The MWAW filter ( see http://sourceforge.net/p/libmwaw/wiki/Home/ ) is indeed limited to convert text (word processing) documents.

Note: I am not sure that I choose the right word when I write "basic" in that comment ; more precisely, the CWK's filter must be able to retrieve :

  • the text, most graphics, the tables, the text-boxes, basic layouts...
  • but not spreadsheets, databases, complex layouts, ... which can appear even in a text (word processing ) file.

The MWAW filter ( see http://sourceforge.net/p/libmwaw/wiki/Home/ ) is indeed limited to convert text (word processing) documents.

Note: I am not sure that I choose the right word when I write "basic" in that comment ; more precisely, the CWK's filter must be able to retrieve :

  • the text, most graphics, the tables, the text-boxes, basic layouts...
  • but not spreadsheets, databases, complex layouts, ... which can appear even in a text (word processing ) file.

Some updates:

  • in LibreOffice 4.2, a new version of libmwaw was integrated which also allows to convert some drawing and painting document with various accuracy...

The MWAW filter ( see http://sourceforge.net/p/libmwaw/wiki/Home/ ) is indeed limited to convert text (word processing) documents.

Note: I am not sure that I choose the right word when I write "basic" in that comment ; more precisely, the CWK's filter must be able to retrieve :

  • the text, most graphics, the tables, the text-boxes, basic layouts...
  • but not spreadsheets, databases, the complex layouts, ... which can appear even in a text (word processing ) file.

Some updates:

  • in LibreOffice 4.2, a new version of libmwaw was integrated which also allows to convert some drawing and painting document with various accuracy...
  • in LibreOffice 4.3, basic spreadsheet and database will also be converted. More precisely, LibreOffice will try to import the main database/spreadsheet contents (ie. text,number,date/time which appear in cells and the cells' formatting) in Calc but none embedded frame, chart, pictures, text boxes...

The MWAW filter ( see http://sourceforge.net/p/libmwaw/wiki/Home/ ) is indeed limited to convert text (word processing) documents.

Note: I am not sure that I choose the right word when I write "basic" in that comment ; more precisely, the CWK's filter must be able to retrieve :

  • the text, most graphics, the tables, the text-boxes, basic layouts...
  • but not the complex layouts, ... which can appear even in a text (word processing ) file.

Some updates:

  • in LibreOffice 4.2, a new version of libmwaw was integrated which also allows to convert some drawing and painting document with various accuracy...
  • in LibreOffice 4.3, basic spreadsheet and database will also be converted. More precisely, LibreOffice will try to import the main database/spreadsheet contents (ie. text,number,date/time text,number,date/time,formula which appear in cells and the cells' formatting) in Calc but none embedded frame, chart, pictures, text boxes...