Re: Problems with RTFTOHTML

Subject: Re: Problems with RTFTOHTML
From: Michael Keith Anderson <mka -at- IX -dot- NETCOM -dot- COM>
Date: Wed, 22 Nov 1995 15:28:13 -0600


Those of you at the STC Region 5 Conference might remember this tool and =
the neat demo:

I'm a beta tester for a new application called HTML Transit from =
InfoAccess (the makers of Guide Hypertext software). I just got it =
today. I tested it on several Word 6 and Word 7 documents and it is =
wonderful. The translation is clean and it comes with all kinds of =
buttons and backgrounds. It will also translate from WordPerfect and =
Frame. It goes on styles or patterns and you can configure the styles to =
translate to most of the HTML conventions. You can then save your =
configuration into a template for use with other documents which are =
styled similarly.

I have not tested it completely, but it seems to be a solid app. Here is =
the information in their help file. I understand the software will be =
available at the end of December. It may be worth the wait.

I'm not affiliated with InfoAccess - I'm just a tool junkie and I think =
I've found a good one.

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From: Keith Soltys[SMTP:ksoltys -at- IO -dot- ORG]
Sent: Wednesday, November 22, 1995 10:28 AM
To: Multiple recipients of list TECHWR-L
Subject: Problems with RTFTOHTML

I have been looking at software to convert Microsoft Word documents to
HTML. I've looked at Internet Assistant for Word, Anchorpage, and
RTFTOHTML, among others.

Internet Assistant doesn't hanlde tables and won't generate a table
of contents that's linked to the headers in the document, so it's =
to me.

AnchorPage looks interesting, but I haven't had enough time to form
a firm opinion. It may be overkill for what I want.

RTFTOHTML would be good enough for my purposes, if I could get it to
generate a table of contents linked to the headers in the document. =
to the docs, it will do this, but I cannot get it to work using the =
that are in our documents. Our standard template uses the heading =
Heading 1, Heading 2, Heading 3, and so on. RTFTOHTML expects: heading =

heading 2, heading 3, and so on. You can edit a translation table in one
of the configuration files to allow for this, at least the docs say that =
can, but I can't get it to work. I could write a macro to change the =
in our documents from "Heading n" to "heading n", but this adds an extra
step to the conversion process.

I am not sure if RTF itself has built-in styles, or whether it just uses
the style names that come from your Word file or template.

If anyone has used RTFTOHTML and can offer any advice, I'd really =
hearing from you.


Keith Soltys -- ksoltys -at- io -dot- org --
Technical Writer, Technical Development, Dow Jones Telerate Canada =
Certainly the game is rigged. Don't let that stop you;
if you don't bet, you can't win. --Robert A. Heinlein

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