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RE: MS Office and Accessibility

From: Scarlett Julian (ED) <Julian.Scarlett@sheffield.gov.uk>
Date: Tue, 23 Oct 2001 08:53:18 +0100
Message-ID: <F9BE3B1AB649D311A573009027852E4D01896378@educ_mxs.edu.sheff>
To: "'Charles McCathieNevile'" <charles@w3.org>
Cc: "'w3c-wai-ig@w3.org'" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Charles

nice idea, thanks. I'm not entirely sure how to attach a macro to a
directory but I'll look into it.

thanks again

Julian

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Charles McCathieNevile [mailto:charles@w3.org]
> Sent: Tuesday, October 23, 2001 8:33 AM
> To: Scarlett Julian (ED)
> Cc: 'w3c-wai-ig@w3.org'
> Subject: RE: MS Office and Accessibility
> 
> 
> Julian,
> 
> if you are concerned about the documents being large you 
> could run them
> through something like Tidy after they are saved. This could 
> be automated,
> for example by a Word/Excel Macro that saves them as HTML in 
> a Web directory,
> and a macro on that directory that automatically runs each 
> document through
> tidy when it is saved there.
> 
> cheers
> 
> Charles McCN
> 
> On Tue, 23 Oct 2001, Scarlett Julian (ED) wrote:
> 
>   As far as saving Office docs as html goes - given the 
> bloated and peculiar
>   code this method produces, that is my last choice solution. 
> However, in the
>   interests of corporate harmony I think this may have to be 
> the way to go.
>   The problem is the sheer volume of files (over 2000!) and 
> an understandable
>   unwillingness on my colleagues' part to start a new system 
> from scratch. I
>   know it should all have gone into a database from day 1 and 
> I think they're
>   realising that now.
> 
> 
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