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Re: The Evilness that is WordXP

From: Charles Reitzel <creitzel@rcn.com>
Date: Tue, 01 Apr 2003 17:35:16 -0500
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To: "Jason Manaigre" <jmanaigre@iisd.ca>
Cc: <html-tidy@w3.org>

Hi Jason,

When did you update Tidy so that this broke?  Unless you update it, 
HomeSite uses 04Aug2000 version of Tidy.  There have been several bug fixes 
and enhancements to the word-2000 processing since that time.  You can 
update HomeSite by simple copying a newer version of tidy.exe for Windows 
into the HomeSite directory.  Be sure to back up the original file first.

If you didn't update Tidy, did the textism website change?

Take it easy,

At 03:02 PM 4/1/2003 -0600, Jason Manaigre wrote:

>Hi guys, man I know this has been covered a few times here... But now I'm 
>in a jam...
>I normally get very dirty word files to convert into web form...
>Now the process I use is as follows:
>-Receive the word file
>-Save word file as webpage (html filtered)
>-I load up http://www.textism.com/resources/cleanwordhtml/ (this site has 
>been a god send) and I clean my file of word's horrid xml or smart tags, 
>whatever is slaps in there...
>-I then copy and paste this file into homesite and run tidy on it.
>This is a serious time saver, and up to about a week ago worked
>Now it would seem, I'm loosing ' before my characters, such as 'Jay's
>wild design', is coming out as 'Jays wild design'
>And is creating havoc! Now it would seem I can't trust my system to make
>accurate web pages from the doc files.
>I noticed it's also truncating paragraphs with a > on the end...
>So I'd get 'This is a sentence in a websi>' as apposed to the whole
>paragraph of 'This is a sentence in a website about wildness'
>So after blabbering on about how I do my stuff here, my question is, is
>there another way to get wordXP files converted to web pages accurately
>and quickly?
>What is everyone else using? For me to do these pages by hand, I'd never
>have anough time... Preserving formating like bolds and bullets and
>links is a serious time saver.
>Any help appreciated guys...
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