The w2x command-line utility

If the .dmg distribution has been used to install XMLmind Word To XML on the Mac, the w2x command-line utility is found in WordToXML.app/Contents/Resources/w2x/bin/.

Usage: w2x [-version] [-v|-vv] [Options] [-liststeps] in_docx_file out_file

Options are:

-o format

This option automatically adds all the steps needed to convert input DOCX file to an output file having specified format.

Possible formats: docbook, docbook5, topic, map, bookmap, xhtml_css (single-page styled HTML, that is, single-page XHTML+CSS), xhtml_strict, xhtml_loose, xhtml1_1, xhtml5, frameset (multi-page styled HTML), frameset_strict (multi-page XHTML 1.0 Strict), frameset_loose (multi-page XHTML 1.0 Transitional), frameset1_1 (multi-page XHTML 1.1), frameset5 (multi-page XHTML 5.0), webhelp (Web Help containing styled HTML), webhelp_strict (Web Help containing XHTML 1.0 Strict), webhelp_loose (Web Help containing XHTML 1.0 Transitional), webhelp1_1 (Web Help containing XHTML 1.1), webhelp5 (Web Help containing XHTML 5.0), epub (EPUB 2 containing styled XHTML 1.1), epub1_1 (EPUB 2 containing semantic XHTML 1.1).

The default output format is: xhtml_css (single-page styled HTML, that is, single-page XHTML+CSS).

-p name value

Set parameter name to value.

Use parameter step_name.param_name to parametrize the step called step_name.

Because they are used to parameterize named steps, the order of –p and –pu options relatively to options specifying conversions steps (-c, -e, -t, -step, etc) is not significant. For example: “-p convert.charset UTF-8 -c” is equivalent to “-c -p convert.charset UTF-8”.

-pu name URL_or_file

Same as -p, except that parameter value URL_or_file is first converted to an URL.

URL_or_file is an absolute or relative URL (relative to current -f options file if any, to current working directory otherwise) or the filename of an existing file or directory.

-c

Add or replace “convert” step. This step converts input DOCX file to an in-memory XHTML +CSS document.

-l

Add or replace “load” step. This step, mainly used to test XED scripts, loads input XML file.

-e xed_URL_or_file

Add or replace “edit” step. This step edits in place input XHTML document using XED script xed_URL_or_file.

-e2 xed_URL_or_file

Add or replace “edit2” step. This step edits in place input XHTML document using XED script xed_URL_or_file.

-t xslt_URL_or_file

Add or replace “transform” step. This step transforms input XML document or file using XSLT stylesheet xslt_URL_or_file.

The output file is specified by parameter transform.out-file.

-t2 xslt_URL_or_file

Add or replace “transform2” step. This step transforms input XML document or file using XSLT stylesheet xslt_URL_or_file.

The output file is specified by parameter transform2.out-file.

-s

Add or replace “save” step. This step saves to disk input XHTML document.

The output file is specified by parameter save.out-file.

-step:java_class_name:step_name

Add or replace step called step_name by an instance of Java™ class java_class_name deriving from com.xmlmind.w2x.processor.ProcessStep.

-f options_URL_or_file

Load one or more of the above options from options_URL_or_file, a plain UTF-8 text file

-v

-vv

-vvv

Verbose. More Vs means more verbose.

-version

Print version number and exit.

-liststeps

List the conversion steps to be executed and exit. This option is useful to determine how to customize the conversion steps. Example:

$ w2x -o bookmap -liststeps

-step:com.xmlmind.w2x.processor.ConvertStep:convert

-p convert.create-mathml-object no

-p convert.set-column-number yes

-step:com.xmlmind.w2x.processor.EditStep:edit

-p edit.xed-url-or-file file:/opt/w2x/xed/main.xed

-step:com.xmlmind.w2x.processor.TransformStep:transform

-p transform.out-file %{~pnO}.dita

-p transform.single-topic no

-p transform.xslt-url-or-file file:/opt/w2x/xslt/topic.xslt

-step:com.xmlmind.w2x.processor.TransformStep:transform2

-p transform2.xslt-url-or-file file:/opt/w2x/xslt/bookmap.xslt

-p transform2.topic-type %{transform.topic-type}

-p transform2.output-path %{~po}

-step:com.xmlmind.w2x.processor.DeleteFilesStep:cleanUp

-p cleanUp.files %{~pnO}.dita