RE: Outputting to HTML and PDF formats?

Subject: RE: Outputting to HTML and PDF formats?
From: Megan Golding <mgolding -at- secureworks -dot- net>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 16 Mar 2001 11:33:07 -0500

My experience has shown that although Word is capable of converting to HTML,
the output is not very pretty. I do not view the native Word -> HTML
converter as a good solution for final product delivery.

I just found an interesting product on the web that you may be able to use. ( offers a free source -> HTML conversion
application that is web based. Currently, this service is free. You upload
your source file (Word, PDF, among other formats are accepted), they do the
conversion, and return e-mail the output. The whole process took me less
than 10 minutes. This will give you " the manual in a browser"
option that you suspect your client needs.

Megan Golding
SecureWorks, Inc.
(mgolding -at- secureworks -dot- net)

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Johanna [mailto:chazjo -at- magma -dot- ca]
> Sent: Friday, March 16, 2001 10:45 AM
> Subject: Outputting to HTML and PDF formats?
> I am developing a manual and was originally planning
> on doing it in Word as requested. However, the client
> has now come back and said it would be _nice_ if the
> manual could be output to HTML and PDF. Their user
> interface is a web browser so I am not sure if they
> want something hyperlinked and essentially online help
> or if they simply want to be able to open the manual
> in a browser.
> In any case, is Word up to outputting in HTML format
> or am I looking at using another type of software?
> Thanks,
> Johanna


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