From: Paul A. Bristow (boost_at_[hidden])
Date: 2002-10-28 18:07:20
This sounds good advice - but even better is to warn against starting with Word
(and if, like me, you do start wrongly, you DO want gratuitous source formatting
removed - which I am still struggling to purge because neither Word nor
FrontPage completely do it, despite kind efforts!)
I am now resigned to starting afresh using Frontpage :-(
> -----Original Message-----
> From: boost-bounces_at_[hidden]
> [mailto:boost-bounces_at_[hidden]]On Behalf Of Beman Dawes
> Sent: Thursday, October 24, 2002 8:50 PM
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> Subject: RE: [boost] printing documentation on A4 - advice on using
> Frontpage portably wanted.
> At 06:05 AM 10/23/02, Paul A. Bristow wrote:
> >... is FrontPage OK? If using that, What guidance to users should be
> >to avoid some non-portable 'styles'?
> I use FrontPage, and don't run into a lot of problems. In fact the must
> common problems reported have been cases where I reverted to editing the
> HTML directly rather than using the regular WYSIWYG editor.
> As far as styles go, follow the usual guidelines for portable HTML usage.
> As a reality check, I look at the resulting pages with Netscape 3.0x, and
> sometimes run HTMLTidy to see if it finds any problems.
> Also, be sure to set the option that preserves existing source formatting
> so that when you edit files created by others, gratuitous source formatting
> changes don't get made.
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