FW: HTML ToC and Index

Subject: FW: HTML ToC and Index
From: "EXT-Hornoi-Centerwall, Theodore" <Theodore -dot- Hornoi-Centerwall -at- PSS -dot- Boeing -dot- com>
To: "'TECHWR-L'" <TECHWR-L -at- LISTS -dot- RAYCOMM -dot- COM>
Date: Mon, 27 Mar 2000 08:03:18 -0800

John asked earlier on March 27:
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> I normally use Word 97 (multiple files and RD fields to create ToC's, Lists
> of Tables etc and an Index) to create manuals for print, then convert the
> doc files to .html and "clean them up" using Dreamweaver. The HTML files do
> not have a "real" ToC (I create links to each chapter on a separate page),
> Lists of Tables etc. or an Index.
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> How can I create a "real" HTML ToC and Index?
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If you want a ToC that links dynamically to all the pages it refers to, try creating
a ToC using RD fields, and then convert it to HTML using HTML Transit. The version
I use is 3.2. It creates a completely linked ToC. I have not used it with a ToC
generated using RD fields, but I see no reason why it should not work.

Cost of Transit is a steep ($5,000), but you can download a 30-day demo to evaluate it,
and if your company can see a way to justify purchasing it, it takes most of the labor out
of converting Word97 to HTML. (If someone in your company already has Transit 3.2, they
can upgrade to Transit 4.0 for $1,000.)

Just my two cents worth.

Ted Hornoi-Centerwall
Technical Writer
Theodore -dot- Hornoi-Centerwall -at- PSS -dot- Boeing -dot- com
(206) 477-4421

The opinions expressed here are mine alone.

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