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Easily convert your CALS, HTML, Formex4, Office Open XML (docx) tables from one format to another.

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Easily convert your CALS, HTML, Formex4, Office Open XML (docx) tables from one format to another.


To convert the tables of a .docx document to CALS format, you can process as follow:

import os
import zipfile

from benker.converters.ooxml2cals import convert_ooxml2cals

# - Unzip the ``.docx`` in a temporary directory
src_zip = "/path/to/demo.docx"
tmp_dir = "/path/to/tmp/dir/"
with zipfile.ZipFile(src_zip) as zf:

# - Source paths
src_xml = os.path.join(tmp_dir, "word/document.xml")
styles_xml = os.path.join(tmp_dir, "word/styles.xml")

# - Destination path
dst_xml = "/path/to/demo.xml"

# - Create some options and convert tables
options = {
    'encoding': 'utf-8',
    'styles_path': styles_xml,
    'width_unit': "mm",
    'table_in_tgroup': True,
convert_ooxml2cals(src_xml, dst_xml, **options)


To install this library, you can create and activate a virtualenv, and run:

pip install benker


This library uses lxml library and is tested with the versions 3.x (for Python < 3.7), and 4.x.

Usage in your library/application

You can use this library in your own library/application.

To do so, add this library in your in your project requirements:


To install the dependencies, activate your virtualenv and run:

pip install -e .

And enjoy!


This library is distributed according to the MIT licence.

Users have legal right to download, modify, or distribute the library.


Benker was written by Laurent LAPORTE.

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