SGML: Microsoft SGML Author Technical Spec SheetARTICLE ID: Q125175
The information in this article applies to:
- Microsoft SGML Author for Word, version 1.0
- Microsoft Word for Windows, versions 6.0, 6.0a, 6.0c
SGML is an international standard that describes the relationship between a
document's context and its structure in an open and vendor-neutral format.
Information can be shared across computer platforms and applications. This
delivers information solutions ranging from electronic publishing to
SGML Author for Word enables users to create documents in Word for Windows
6.0 and save them as SGML. Author provides the means to identify SGML
elements in the following ways:
SGML Category SGML Author Capacity
Attributes Attributes are handled using Word's Private
Fields, which are designed to store information
that does not appear in the document. This enables
SGML Author users to insert Attributes into the
text stream without having to view them unless
they want to.
Entity References SGML Author supports Entity References as long as
they are defined correctly in the DTD (Document
Type Definition) and the user enters the
appropriate Parameter Entity in the document text
ID/IDRef Pairs SGML Author automatically converts Bookmarks to ID
Attributes and Ref Fields to IDRefs.
OLE Objects & Pictures OLE Objects and Pictures can be saved as *.CGM or
*.WMF graphic files, or they can be saved out as
binary files that Word can retrieve later.
Tables SGML Author supports a subset of the CALS table
model based on Word's table features.
International SGML Author supports international characters
Characters defined in the ISO character entity sets. All
glyphs in the ANSI character set above 127, the
Zapf Dingbats, WingDings, and Symbol fonts, and
some glyphs that are part of the Reference
Concrete Syntax are turned into character
Equations SGML Author converts to and from the ISO standard
(ISO/IEL TR 9573-11:1992E) for representing
equations as SGML. You can also choose to export
equations as OLE Objects.
Mark-up Minimization SGML Author supports SHORTTAG, OMITTAG, SHORTREF
on import and exports them as fully normalized
SGML. Datatag and rank are not supported by SGML
Marked Sections SGML Author imports marked sections based on
whether they are marked as "Included" or
"Ignored." SGML Author does not export marked
sections because Word does not support conditional
Direct Formatting All mark-up in Word documents must use either
Paragraph styles, or for inner paragraph mark-up,
Character styles. All direct formatting is
Multiple DTD's SGML Author can be configured to work with any DTD
using point-and-click tools.
Microsoft SGML Author Technical Specification Sheet
Additional reference words: KB_SGMLAUTHOR 1.00 6.00 6.00a 6.00c winword
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