Re: Word/HTML help

Subject: Re: Word/HTML help
From: "Tim Altom" <taltom -at- simplywritten -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 20 Mar 2000 11:57:26 -0500

I'm not sure what problems you're having. I have Netscape 4.08 and Word
2000. I don't normally use HTML out of Word, so I had to experiment a bit. I
used a manual I'm writing in 2000, about 90 pages, and without any of the
default tags used in it.

Word threw a huge HTML document, and it didn't look nearly as good in
Netscape as it did in its native environment, but it was completely readable
and reasonably good. The size of the HTML doc was due to the massive numbers
of style sheets it had to generate. They were all internal, and there were
two levels of them. I must have a dozen pages of them alone.

Still, Navigator didn't trash the file. What does it do exactly?

Tim Altom
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----- Original Message -----
From: Paula Flanders <pflanders -at- vicinity -dot- com>
To: TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Sent: Monday, March 20, 2000 10:11 AM
Subject: Word/HTML help

> seems to fix the problems. All the documents I've tested so far open fine
> IE. When I've tried to explain to this project leader (who is not very
> techie) that we may need to consider different or additional tools or
> different formats, he clearly just wants me to wave a magic wand and make
> work. BTW, there is huge resistance in the company to PDF, so that isn't
> of my options. I've also suggested that he just schedule in time for me to
> learn more about HTML so that I can fix the problems, but he's not keen on
> that either.
> So, I have two questions. Are other people having trouble with Word to
> Netscape? Any suggestions on how I can get this project leader to
> what he's asking for? I can probably go around him by bringing my boss
> his) into the situation. I'd like not to do this because our boss is
> in CA, while we are in NH and have to work together on a daily basis.
> Paula Flanders
> Tech Writer
> Vicinity

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