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Re^2: conversion from doc to html

by ww (Bishop)
on Dec 05, 2011 at 14:25 UTC ( #941858=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

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in thread conversion from doc to html

1) MS Word's conversion to .html has been and still is badly borked (TTBOMK - I haven't checked the latest version), with enormous bloating to add non-standard MS tags. Don't use it, unless you don't care.

2) Why not learn a little HTML -- an hour or so with a decent tut (w3schools comes to mind) -- and you can do the conversion yourself... by saving as text and adding the necessary tags. Generally, unless the Word .doc is extraordinarily complex, that's a quick and painless operation.

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Re^3: conversion from doc to html
by afoken (Monsignor) on Dec 07, 2011 at 21:54 UTC

    Some old version of htmltidy had a handy word-2000 option:


    Type: Boolean
    Default: no
    Example: y/n, yes/no, t/f, true/false, 1/0

    This option specifies if Tidy should go to great pains to strip out all the surplus stuff Microsoft Word 2000 inserts when you save Word documents as "Web pages". Doesn’t handle embedded images or VML. You should consider using Word’s "Save As: Web Page, Filtered".

    I've used it some years ago, with sufficient (but not very pretty) results.


    Today I will gladly share my knowledge and experience, for there are no sweeter words than "I told you so". ;-)

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