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Subject:Dreaded Word HTML From:Grant-Kathryn <Grant-Kathryn -at- vikingfreight -dot- com> To:"TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com> Date:Fri, 25 Jan 2002 11:00:45 -0800
Word's garbage HTML definitely gets my vote for most dreaded!! :) Two things I've found helpful:
1. The most recent version of Dreamweaver has a "clean up Word HTML garbage code" feature. It's not perfect, but on the last document I cleaned up, it got rid of about 6,000 superfluous codes, according to the little status screen.
2. I personally don't care for FrontPage, but we use it where I work. If you use it too, you can strip out a lot of the garbage code by importing the Word document as is to FP (in other words, import it without saving it to HTML first). Then right-click on the Word document, choose Open With,
then choose FrontPage (frontpg.exe). The one problem I've had with this approach that sometimes it deletes formatting I didn't want deleted, and multiple levels of indents go crazy.
You just have to find what works best with any given document.
Hope that helps--
>At least you're not having to reformat "HTML" that was created by Word (my
>pick for most dreaded).
That gave me a laugh; I've been cleaning up Word's HTML for two and a half
days now (in Notepad). It's tedious and dull, but one thing even worse is
getting strange looks from co-workers who say "just save the document as
html in Word."
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