Re: Saving as HTML in Word -- why does Word do this?

Subject: Re: Saving as HTML in Word -- why does Word do this?
From: Chris Morton <salt -dot- morton -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Tue, 31 Mar 2009 12:06:56 -0700

Another question for the gurus over at Woody's Lounge, perhaps?

http://www.askwoody.com/askforhelp.php

On Tue, Mar 31, 2009 at 11:53 AM, McLauchlan, Kevin <
Kevin -dot- McLauchlan -at- safenet-inc -dot- com> wrote:

> I can't tell you about the creation part, in Word, but the other part
> when you delete?... That's not Word. That's Windows being...........
> Er........... Helpful, and keeping the related files together as a
> group. Even unto death.
>
> There's a setting that you can switch off. I have to keep finding it
> each time I get a new Windows computer.
>
> - Kevin
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> > Subject: Saving as HTML in Word -- why does Word do this?
> >
> > I realize that asking for a logical rationale for anything
> > Word does is probably asking too much, but nevertheless, here goes.
> >
> > When I need to extract the graphics from a Word document as
> > separate graphics files, I save the Word document as HTML.
> > When I do this, two things happen that puzzle me.
> >
> > First, sometimes only one copy of each graphic as saved, and
> > all the graphics are saved as GIF files, but sometimes, two
> > files are saves for each graphic, one in the PNG format and
> > one in the JPG format. Why does it happen one way sometimes,
> > and the other way at other times?
> >
> > Second, when I drag the resulting HTML file into the recycle
> > bin. The accompanying folder goes in there with it. (I'd like
> > to be able to immediately throw the HTML file away, because
> > that's not what I need, but for this reason, I can't do that
> > until I've dealt with all the graphics by moving them
> > elsewhere.) The first couple times this happened, I assumed I
> > must have accidentally grabbed the accompanying file as well
> > and dragged them both into the recycle bin, but I eventually
> > realized this wasn't the case. Why does the accompanying
> > folder get dragged in along with the HTML file?
> >
> > David Downing
> > Senior Technical Writer
> > Credit Union Solutions
> > Fiserv
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Saving as HTML in Word -- why does Word do this?: From: Downing, David
RE: Saving as HTML in Word -- why does Word do this?: From: McLauchlan, Kevin

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