Re: File conversion services - UK

Subject: Re: File conversion services - UK
From: "Char James-Tanny" <charjtf -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Mon, 13 Oct 2008 11:43:07 -0400

> I'm looking to outsource my current Hideous Project of Doom, which is
> converting a bunch of files from a custom format relying on an outdated
> technology (MediaView) to either HTML or (preferably) XML. The files
> are technically in RTF, but with a lot of custom tags (I've included a
> sample of the horror below).

MediaView is basically WinHelp on steroids. You'd have to test (and
maybe run a couple of Edit/Replaces for things like ewc to bullet
list), but you should be able to open the RTF files in any authoring
tool that supports WinHelp. You should then be able to publish to some
kind of HTML output.

Converting to XML requires more work (if you're using XML with a
schema other than the W3C's, that is) because all information needs to
be categorized and assigned the appropriate tag.

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