RE: converting word to html

Subject: RE: converting word to html
From: "Dan Hall" <dhall -at- san-carlos -dot- rms -dot- slb -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 10 Dec 2001 08:28:00 -0600

Reminds me of when I first started here, and I was
asked to make changes to some Word created HTML
pages. Since I'd already convinced the boss to buy
DreamWeaver, I thought I'd run one through the DW
"Cleanup Word HTML" tool.


32 empty tags removed
872 comments removed
48 font tags combined

That's _one_ page, mind you, and not a very long
page, either. It was reduced by about 50%. That's
a lot of unnecessary overhead, in my book,
especially as you can't see any difference in the
before and after when viewed in a browser.

I suggest avoiding Word's HTML conversion tool,
either by copying your doc into a true HTML tool,
or by using the "clean slate" method mentioned by
Jean Hollis Weber.



Dan Hall
Sr. Technical Writer
SchlumbergerSema RTEMS


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