Re: conversion programs from ascii to HTML

Stuart Harris (sirrah@cg57.esnet.com)
Wed, 2 Aug 1995 13:46:32 -0700 (PDT)


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From: sirrah@cg57.esnet.com (Stuart Harris)
Subject: Re: conversion programs from ascii to HTML
To: www-html@w3.org
Date: Wed, 2 Aug 1995 13:46:32 -0700 (PDT)
In-Reply-To: <01HTLH301BEA000NLP@CC.DENISON.EDU> from "Lori Davis" at Aug 2, 95 11:34:30 am

Lori wrote.....
> 
> I am trying to find a good conversion program for ascii files to HTML
> documents.  We are in the process of converting many, many, many ascii
> files to HTML and it would be much easier if there was a program that would
> do it automatically.
> 
> Any suggestions??

This is a maximally confusing question, since of course HTML documents are 
ASCII documents.

If you mean "how can I translate whatever format cues exist in the originals 
to HTML tags?" then one suggestion -- if you're a Windows type -- is to import 
your documents into Word for Windows 6.0x and convert them using Microsoft 
Internet Assistant. IA is free, from 
ftp.microsoft.com/deskapps/word/winword-public/ia.

It'll do its best to translate formatting, including some tables & forms. Just 
don't try installing radio button!

There are similar translators for Word Perfect et al.

Hope that's a help,
Stu Harris