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Converting PDF and Word to XML

Extensible Markup Language (XML) is a plain text language that uses self descriptive tags.

The main reason for converting to XML is that it provides an underlying technology that gives portability of information across platforms, and applications.

Data that is now in PDF or Word can be used for a variety of purposes once it is converted to XML.

We convert from PDF and DOC to XML, contact us to discuss your XML conversion needs.

About XML

XML is not a replacement for HTML which is a descriptive language. XML is designed to transport and store data, HTML is designed to display data.

XML is a general-purpose specification for creating markup. Anyone can create a set of valid XML tags, (or DOCTYPE).

There are number of XML DOCTYPE definitions which have wide acceptance.



Extensible Hypertext Mark-up Language (XHTML) is an attempt to simplify and improve the consistency of HTML by using XML style mark-up. Riverdocs delivers converted documents in XHTML as standard.


Extensible Business Reporting Language (XBRL). It provides a computer readable identifying tag for each individual item of data. For example, company net profit has its own unique tag.


Digital Accessible Information SYstem (DAISY). Usually refers to Digital Talking Books, digital text books, or a combination of synchronized audio and text books. The standard was originally developed to benefit people who are unable to read print due to a disability.


The [US] National Instructional Materials Accessibility Standard (NIMAS) is a technical standard used by publishers to produce source files (in XML) that may be used to develop multiple specialized formats (such as Braille or audio books) for students with print disabilities.

Riverdocs can meet all your Word and PDF to XML conversion needs.