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Subject:Re: Word/HTML help From:Joe Perez <joeperez -at- usa -dot- net> To:TECHWR-L -at- LISTS -dot- RAYCOMM -dot- COM Date:21 Mar 00 15:13:12 PST
(I just joined this list recently... here's my first post)
A few suggestions, none perfect:
1. To help resolve issues with Word or find out if others have had exactly
this problem, check out the info at http://support.microsoft.com
2. Instead of converting docs from Word to HTML, convert from Word to RTF or
TXT, then to HTML
3. Standardize your company's employees on a browser that will support
XML-based docs such as IE 4+ or (presumably) Netscape 6 (which is due out in a
month or so)
> However, the browser that most
> people are using is Netscape, which is not handling Word 2000 HTML output
> very well. I've tried running the doc through the MS filter to strip out
> XML-like components and I've tried running it through HTML Tidy.