Re: Tool to clean up MS Word (2003)

Subject: Re: Tool to clean up MS Word (2003)
From: "Collin Turner" <straylightsghost -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: SB <sylvia -dot- braunstein -at- gmail -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 15 Apr 2008 08:47:41 -0600

What about just using Find/Replace >>More>>Format in Word to remove
the unused elements?

Unless it's simply a cluster of mess in there. If a cluster does
exist, you might just want to create a new template and go from there.

-Collin

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On Tue, Apr 15, 2008 at 8:35 AM, SB <sylvia -dot- braunstein -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:
> Thanks to all. Indeed, I didn't mean cleaning the HTML.
> What about a tool that identifies duplicate (redundant) styles with
> diferent names?
>
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>
>
> On 4/15/08, Zagorac, Mladen <Mladen -dot- Zagorac -at- lionbridge -dot- com> wrote:
> > I don't think what Sylvia meant was cleaning up Word-generated HTML, but rather unused styles.
> >
> > Sylvia, I haven't tried it out myself, but you might want to follow this procedure http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;193536. One would expect it to work since it comes straight from the horse's mouth.
> >
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> > SB <sylvia -dot- braunstein -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:
> >
> > > Is there a tool out there that allows you to clean up MS Word?
> > >
> > > We are trying to apply a template but many styles are redundant and I
> > > am wondering if there is a tool that can identify the styles that have
> > > different names but the same formatting.
> > >
> > > In short, I am wondering how we can have clean documents without
> > > having to paste everything as text and reformatting everything from
> > > scratch. Is this possible?
> >
> > If you use Word's save-as HTML, then apply one of more of:
> >
> > HTML Tidy, which cleans up bad HTML:
> > http://www.w3.org/People/Raggett/tidy/
> > http://tidy.sourceforge.net/
> >
> > The Amaya browser/editor, which has a built-in HTML validator:
> > http://www.w3.org/Amaya/
> >
> > The demoroniser, a program from Fermilabs specifically for
> > fixing Microsoft HTML's gratuitous standards violations:
> > http://www.fourmilab.ch/webtools/demoroniser/
> >
> > That should get you to clean HTML.
> >
> > But HTML is all ASCII text, so (with or without the cleanups
> > suggested above) you should be able to open it in any text
> > editor and use search-and-replace to your heart's content.
> > That should let you fix any tagging oddities.
> >
> > Then read it back into Word and apply more tags as needed.
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References:
Tool to clean up MS Word (2003): From: SB
Re: Tool to clean up MS Word (2003): From: Sandy Harris
RE: Tool to clean up MS Word (2003): From: Zagorac, Mladen
Re: Tool to clean up MS Word (2003): From: SB

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