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From: Paul A. Bristow (boost_at_[hidden])
Date: 2002-10-23 05:05:12

I am most grateful to you for this cleanup operation - though I can't much
difference using IE6 of course. (I didn't do anything but output as Web filtered
and read into FrontPage and edit and save. It did at least print the table
correctly using IE6 which it didn't before!).

I sense that the moral of the story is, as the Irishman replied when asked for
directions "I wouldn't start from here" - don't start with MS Word!

But when starting to write Boost documentation next time, should one start using
a really basic text editing tool (I had thought I could forget how to do that)
or is FrontPage OK? If using that, What guidance to users should be given to
avoid some non-portable 'styles'?



> -----Original Message-----
> From: boost-bounces_at_[hidden]
> [mailto:boost-bounces_at_[hidden]]On Behalf Of Anthony Williams
> Sent: Wednesday, October 23, 2002 10:09 AM
> To: Boost mailing list
> Subject: RE: [boost] printing documentation on A4 - using Frontpage
> better?
> Paul A. Bristow writes:
> > I have now used FrontPage (a more 'real' html editor?) to 'refine'
> the Word html
> > Web page, filtered file.
> FrontPage should be better than Word, at least in theory. Can you use it to
> edit the actual HTML tags directly?
> > Is this (zipped) any better?
> Unfortunately not --- the "style" attributes specifying font and font size are
> still there. Also, the numbered lists have hard coded numbers, with margin
> settings, text indents and   used to get text aligned --- why not just
> use <ol> tags? In fact I found what appears to be the remnants of a numbered
> list, with entries 2, 4, 5 and 6. Finally, using style attributes to
> explicitly select Lucida Console is really bad --- use <code> or <pre> tags
> instead.
> This looks remarkable like the original file --- what editing did you do to
> it?
> I have attached a much cleaner (and smaller --- 25k less) version of this
> document. I don't claim it to be perfect, but at least it looks reasonable in
> both IE6 and mozilla.
> Anthony
> --
> Anthony Williams
> Senior Software Engineer, Beran Instruments Ltd.
> Remove NOSPAM when replying, for timely response.

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