Re: Web Server & Documents

Subject: Re: Web Server & Documents
From: "Mendem Concord, Inc." <dbdemyan -at- WORLDNET -dot- ATT -dot- NET>
Date: Thu, 3 Apr 1997 11:31:57 -0500

Techwhirlers;

Kate's question involved the best methods to create or convert
documents from scratch to web inter/intranets.

Kate, I now have two favorite methods:

1. Create the documents in Word, then convert them using a
serious conversion program like HTML Transit from Info
Access (http://www.infoaccess.com).

2. Create the documents in Word Help files using RoboHelp,
then convert to HTML using RH's converter.

The benefit of the first approach is that most any document that
has been created and tagged properly in Word can be converted to
very attractive and usable web pages with little time and effort.
Other list members may suggest using Word 97's built in "Save as
HTML" features, but I would question that approach based on my
extensive experience with Microsoft's _worthless_ Internet
Assistant. If Word 97 uses that set of macros to save documents
as HTML, you'll be doing a lot of clean up work and it is tedious.

The benefit of the second approach is the discipline imposed by
creating WinHelp files before converting them to HTML. The resulting
files are more "Help-like" in that the information is chunked and
linked similar to Windows help because it must go through the Help
compiler before conversion to HTML. The resulting converted files
are flawless HTML code (in my experience) and quite useful in the
same way Help files are useful.

Need any more info.? Feel free to call or write me directly.

Dave.
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David B. Demyan Mendem Concord, Inc.
Toll Free: (888) 753-8500 Technical Writers
FAX: (908) 756-0129 Document Conversions
dbd -at- mendem -dot- com http://www.mendem.com
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