Msg#: 3586258 posted 5:37 pm on Feb 27, 2008 (gmt 0)
Recently, i've been trying to generate more content and cross linking for my product website. I got a few word documents (help guides) with table of contents and tiered-headings, and i'm now toying with the idea of somehow converting the documents into HTML minisite that i can add to my existing website.
Has anyone come across of a software or script that can convert a word doc into SEO friendly minisite? I did some searching on the internet but most doc2html converters are rudimentary.
Msg#: 3586258 posted 3:13 am on Mar 22, 2008 (gmt 0)
Word sucks! I have found it is more trouble in most cases to save .Doc files as .html files and then clean them up than it is to just copy and past the contents into a blank page and add html code to it.
Msg#: 3586258 posted 7:40 pm on Mar 22, 2008 (gmt 0)
But... for a quick workaround, you could try OpenOffice
I just ran a very quick experiment using OOo writer to save (as HTML) an old and rather complicated, 18-page word.doc file that had a variety of headers, regular paragraphs, tables nested within tables, bulleted lists and images
It failed the w3c validator (as HTML 4.0 Transitional) for only FOUR reasons:
The STYLE tag was missing type="text/css"
All IMGs were missing alt attributes (However, as OOo assigned a NAME="theFileName" attribute to each image, this was v easy to fix manually)
All ULs tags nested within other ULs weren't preceded by an LI tag
All TABLEs were declared with an (invalid) attribute of "BORDERCOLOR"
Not perfect either... so... I still agree with omegaman66 above