head 1.1; access; symbols; locks; strict; comment @# @; 1.1 date 98.09.09.04.03.18; author horton; state Exp; branches; next ; desc @ Word to HTML conversion tool - Internet Assistant @ 1.1 log @Initial revision @ text @
Object_Id : 150 Title : Word to HTML conversion tool - Internet Assistant Node_Type : Production Format : HTML Address : n/a Keywords : Abstract : Internet Assistant for Word is a tool that integrates with Word (Mac or PC) to facilitate: o web page authoring o maintenance of web pages / HTML documents o conversion of "ordinary" Word documents to HTML Installation instructions: ... To convert a Word document to HTML: 1. Open it 2. Do File / Save As and select "HyperText Markup Language" from the format pick list. IA does a reasonable job on the text & diagrams but with some provisos - see "Additional_Info" Date_Entry_Created : 06/01/97 Entry_Created_By : jane Date_Entry_Last_Modified: Entry_Last_Modified_By : Asset_Qualification : useful / does the job Other_Opinions : Contact_Person : IP_or_Copyright_Owner : Microsoft - but was free download Support_re_Ownership : Date_Item_Created : Usage_Conditions : I see no problem as we have Word 6 licences, but see Microsoft's web site if you want to check. Support_re_Usage_Condns : Authors_and_Contributors: Projects_Used_In : repository setup Obtained_From : Microsoft's web site Derived_From : Related_Items : Internet Assistant for Excel Code_Type : simple tool Programming_Language : don't know / irrelevant Portations : Mac & PC Source_Location : Binaries_Location : check - the CiTR install server on "central"? Issues_Bug_etc_List_Locn: Additional_Info : I am using Internet Assistant for Word (version ??) on my Mac for authoring the repository documentation and various web pages such as the travel tips suite. Note: It is integrated into Word - if Word recognises a doc. as being html, @@§„it fires up Internet Assistant which treats the doc. like a Word doc., mostly, but you get styles that are mapped to HTML formatting commands and the doc. looks vaguely like it will with your browser. My comments on Internet Assistant are: o on the whole it is very useful and allows fairly easy creation & maintenance of html docs. o conversion of Word docs to html & subsequent maintenance of the html version is reasonably good as long as the styles in the original are "sensible" and there are not too many odd style overrides. It handles diagrams by converting them to gif and writing them to a separate file; I had some trouble with some diagrams (notably the title "banners" we use for web pages - I think it is a Frame to rtf oddity that causes the colours to be scrambled or whatever) o Internet Assistant imposes some html "rules" that I think are unreasonable, but you get to live with them/devise workarounds. One of the annoyances in this area is that if you close a doc then reopen it can look different, 'cos IA has "cleaned it up". o I have a problem that I can't use Word at all if my monitor is not plugged in to my Powerbook; i.e. I can't use it at home (unless I load Word 5 instead).