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From: Paul A. Bristow (boost_at_[hidden])
Date: 2002-10-22 16:25:49

I have now used FrontPage (a more 'real' html editor?) to 'refine' the Word html
Web page, filtered file.

Is this (zipped) any better?



> -----Original Message-----
> From: boost-bounces_at_[hidden]
> [mailto:boost-bounces_at_[hidden]]On Behalf Of Anthony Williams
> Sent: Tuesday, October 22, 2002 9:12 AM
> To: Boost mailing list
> Subject: RE: [boost] printing documentation on A4
> RPaul A. Bristow writes:
> > I had used Word 2000 but it does not to have the option of
> document type "Web
> > Page, Filtered" but in Word 2002 aka XP is it available and I have
> done this for
> > the attached file. Does this now look OK? Does it print OK on US Letter?
> The indiscriminate use of "style" attributes to set explicit fonts and font
> sizes is a problem --- they are not even used consistently, so when viewed in
> Mozilla, the text alternates in size and font, depending on the presence or
> absence of the "style" attribute. I presume this is related to the use of
> paragraph styles in Word, vs explicitly setting the font.
> However much Microsoft claim it is, Word is not an HTML editor. I recommend
> you use a real HTML editor, or write HTML directly in your favourite text
> editor (which is (x)emacs, of course ;-) ).
> Personally, I write _everything_ in latex, and then use tex4ht when I want
> HTML. However, getting the look-and-feel of the HTML how you like it can be
> time consuming, though should only have to be done once, to set up a tex4ht
> style sheet which you can reuse.
> Anthony
> --
> Anthony Williams
> Senior Software Engineer, Beran Instruments Ltd.
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