Converting documents - print to online

Subject: Converting documents - print to online
From: rbilbao -at- us -dot- amadeus -dot- net
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 10 Jul 2002 10:57:00 -0400

Hello everyone,

Question: my department is in the middle of converting documents (user guides,
installation guides, quick reference cards, etc) to HTML so they can be
displayed online. The source documents are in Word most of the time, but some
are pdf files. We started out using BCL Magellan (word -> pdf -> html) but were
quickly turned off by it's limiting HTML source code. We're spending too much
time reconverting documents for minor edits, because we can't quickly edit the
HTML files Magellan creates due to the complex kind of absolute positioning it
uses to structure documents.

Can anyone suggest a way around this? Ideally, we'd like to keep sources in word
and pdf for print, but be able to put them online for users to view. I know that
you can link to a doc or pdf file and have the user download it, but we would
like it to be viewable not downloadable. I tried searching for this in the
archives but came up with very little to go on. Also, does anyone know if
RoboHTML can convert pdfs?

Or perhaps someone can suggest a different approach?


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