A number of tools and methods are available for converting documents into a XML format. One is OpenOffice, which can be downloaded and installed (for free) and which can be set up to export files as TEI 5 compliant files.

To install the filters necessary to do this, follow these steps:

To install TEI5 TEI Export option into OpenOffice

  1. Download the TEI5 .jar files from SourceForge:


  1. Open OpenOffice Writer
  2. Open the 'XML Filter Settings' window from the Tools menu.
  3. Click the 'Open Package' button.
  4. Navigate to the jar files you downloaded from SourceForge.
  5. Install the package. You should now find TEI5 listed in the menu of file type choices when you go to 'Save As'.

To transcribe your existing document into TEI-Format XML documents

This set of steps show how to convert a Word document into a TEI document using the Open Office suite (see above), for use by the Heurist Annotation Transform.

  1. (Open the Word document. Save this as in Word's native XML format.)
  2. Open OpenOffice and create a new document.
  3. Paste, import enter the text into the document.
  4. Apply any headings and other styles.
  5. Save the document using a TEI XML filter (see above).
  6. Create a new TEI Document record in Heurist. (See create XML Record.)*

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