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Open and Save Multiple DOCS to HTML! Which Editor/Program?

Lot's of files to be saved as HTML using Global Templates


Paul Woodley

3:47 pm on Apr 4, 2001 (gmt 0)

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Hi all!
Was wondering if anyone knows of any program that can take MULTIPLE Word,WRI, or TXT Docs and convert them too HTML?
Word can only SAVE AS HTML one at a time! Another program that I use CuteHTML does not save the WORD docs properly in HTML.
I have dozens of docs that I would like to open and save as HTML simultaneously to a "Global" template or Style Sheet!
Any suggestions?
2:57 pm on Apr 7, 2001 (gmt 0)

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We're not ignoring you, Paul! Honest! :)

Unfortunately, I don't know of a way to convert docs in bulk but perhaps you don't need to. Simply using an SSI call to include their contents into an HTML page may be a workable solution. This will require them to be in plain text so you're probably still facing the problem of bulk converting the Word and WRI versions and I have no specific suggestions for this either. I have seen "HTML stripper programs," programs designed to remove HTML codes from a doc and I suspect there may be something similar for Word docs.

Hopefully, my post will stimulate some additional ideas or suggestions at least.


3:30 pm on Apr 7, 2001 (gmt 0)

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As they are Word/Wri or Txt docs, along with Dave I also would imagine a script could be written to do this, although I am thinking of an offline script to convert the files and then you could upload the resulting HTML files. I am also thinking that, being MS documents, an ASP script would sound logical.

However, way beyond me I am afraid. I wonder if we should rally the scripting type people to see if they can suggest something.

Just a thought.

Paul Woodley

10:36 pm on Apr 7, 2001 (gmt 0)

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Well I found a great solution through some research.
I have used Word 2000 to open up these types of Docs.

I then used the batch option to save them to HTML. This adds the Word data schema,CSS, and other unnecessary tags to the document doubling/tripling the size of the file.

I then stripped all the docs using the HTML Filter available at Windows.com located here ->

Wallah, multiple files in html!