Office Open XML to Formex 4 converter

Changed in version 0.5.0: Refactoring (rename “Formex4” to “Formex”):

  • the class Ooxml2Formex4Converter is renamed Ooxml2FormexConverter,
  • the function convert_ooxml2formex4 is renamed convert_ooxml2formex,
class benker.converters.ooxml2formex.Ooxml2FormexConverter

Bases: benker.converters.base_converter.BaseConverter

Office Open XML to Formex 4 converter


alias of


alias of benker.parsers.ooxml.OoxmlParser

benker.converters.ooxml2formex.convert_ooxml2formex(src_xml, dst_xml, **options)

Convert Office Open XML (OOXML) tables to Formex 4 tables.

  • src_xml (str) –

    Source path of the XML file to convert.

    This must be an XML file, for instance, if you want to convert a Word document (.docx), you first need to unzip the .docx file, and then, run this function on the file word/document.xml. You can also use the styles_path option to parse and use the table styles defined in the file word/styles.xml.

  • dst_xml (str) – Destination path of the XML file to produce.
  • options

    Dictionary of parsing/building options.

    Common parsing options:

    encoding (default: “utf-8”):
    XML encoding of the destination file.

    OOXML parser options:

    styles_path (default: None):
    Path to the stylesheet to use to resole table styles. In an uncompressed .docx tree structure, the stylesheet path is word/styles.xml.

    Formex 4 builder options:

    detect_titles (default: False):
    If this option is enable, a title will be generated if the first row contains an unique cell with centered text.
    use_cals (default: False):
    Generate additional CALS-like elements and attributes to simplify the layout of Formex document in typesetting systems.
    cals_ns (default: “”):
    Namespace to use for CALS-like elements and attributes (requires: use_cals). Set None (or “”) if you don’t want to use namespace.
    cals_prefix (default: “cals”):
    Namespace prefix to use for CALS-like elements and attributes (requires: use_cals).
    width_unit (default: “mm”):
    Unit to use for column widths (requires: use_cals). Possible values are: ‘cm’, ‘dm’, ‘ft’, ‘in’, ‘m’, ‘mm’, ‘pc’, ‘pt’, ‘px’.