RE: Word's "HTML" Output (was: Outputting to HTML and PDF formats?)

Subject: RE: Word's "HTML" Output (was: Outputting to HTML and PDF formats?)
From: "John Fleming" <johnf -at- ecn -dot- ab -dot- ca>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Sat, 17 Mar 2001 13:22:29 -0700

Here's the scoop as I understand it.

HTML format in Word 2000 is now a hybrid of HTML, XML, CSS, VML
(Vector Mark-up Language), JavaScript and VBScript.

What this allows you to do is save a Word document as an HTML file
without losing a lot of the formatting features available in a regular
Word document, but not supported in normal HTML. That is, you can
create a document using all of Word's formatting features, save it in
HTML format, and then reopen it as a Word document without losing
anything--something you couldn't do in Word 97.

Is this an improvement? Depends on the direction web technology takes
in the future.

> Subject: Word's "HTML" Output (was: Outputting to HTML and PDF
> From: bryan -dot- westbrook -at- amd -dot- com
> Date: Fri, 16 Mar 2001 11:02:10 -0600
> X-Message-Number: 21

> Can anybody tell me why Word 2000 includes UML tags in its "HTML"

> The Word 97 output was messy enough, but it seems now that they are
> further away from real HTML in some sort of defiance to the


John Fleming
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Edmonton, Alberta
email: johnf -at- ecn -dot- ab -dot- ca


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