Re: Converting HTML back to RTF/Printing Issues

Howard Jones (hjones@vossnet.co.uk)
Tue, 30 May 1995 08:42:00 +0100 (BST)


Date: Tue, 30 May 1995 08:42:00 +0100 (BST)
From: Howard Jones <hjones@vossnet.co.uk>
To: Charles Cave <cmc@sydney.unidata.oz.au>
Cc: Multiple recipients of list <www-html@www10.w3.org>
Subject: Re: Converting HTML back to RTF/Printing Issues
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On Tue, 30 May 1995, Charles Cave wrote:
> Recently there has been discussion on this mailing list
> of how browsers should be able to make a good job of
> printing HTML.
> 
> I have been toying with the problem of taking an existing
> HTML document (usually from anothe Web site) and making a decent
> Word 5.1 document. 
> 
> If an HTML -> RTF filter exists, then the HTML document could be
> converted to a Word Processing document and printed nicely from
> there.
> 
> My proposed solution was a perl script to convert a subset
> of HTML to RTF, in particular Heading styles, <b>, <i> <u>
> and lists. If the filter could do the bulk of the work then 
> I would be happy.
> 
> Does such a tool exist?
> 
> Charles
Again, (I never thought I'd find myself recommending Microsoft 
products!), Word Interet Assistant should do this. I was looking at RTF 
libraries (for a different purpose) recently, and I found that there are 
a couple that will read RTF but not much for writing. There seemed to be 
a lot of standard header information that had to be set up for a minimal 
document.

I did have a URL for RTF resources, but I seem to have lost it. I know it 
came from the comp.text FAQ though.

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