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Hi,

I have a client that wants to format content in Word, paste it into a
textarea, and have the html render exactly as it matches the Word doc.

I've tried some scripts out there that offer this, but most of them
don't render the content exactly as it's displayed in Word.

Do you know of any scripts/activex/applets that provide this?

Thanks,
-Justin
Jul 20 '05 #1
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In article <v7********************************@4ax.com>, Justin Kennedy wrote:
Hi,

I have a client that wants to format content in Word, paste it into a
textarea, and have the html render exactly as it matches the Word doc.

I've tried some scripts out there that offer this, but most of them
don't render the content exactly as it's displayed in Word.

Do you know of any scripts/activex/applets that provide this?


Isn't it easier for them to export their document as ms-html themselves?

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Jul 20 '05 #2

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In article <v7********************************@4ax.com>, Justin Kennedy wrote:
Hi,

I have a client that wants to format content in Word, paste it into a
textarea, and have the html render exactly as it matches the Word doc.

I've tried some scripts out there that offer this, but most of them
don't render the content exactly as it's displayed in Word.

Do you know of any scripts/activex/applets that provide this?


Isn't it easier for them to export their document as ms-html themselves?

--
http://home.mysth.be/~timvw
Jul 20 '05 #3

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On Fri, 16 Apr 2004 18:10:53 GMT, Justin Kennedy
<ng@NO_SPAMmaritimesource.ca> wrote:
I have a client that wants to format content in Word, paste it into a
textarea, and have the html render exactly as it matches the Word doc.

I've tried some scripts out there that offer this, but most of them
don't render the content exactly as it's displayed in Word.

Do you know of any scripts/activex/applets that provide this?


Rich text for the web is not an easy problem to solve. You could have
them upload a DOC or RTF document to their www server, and have a CMS
application on the web server convert this to HTML. You could also
write a light dedicated application on the client side using IE's
DHTMLEd rich-text widget to let them type rich text, and upload the
output HTML to the CMS.

JD.
Jul 20 '05 #4

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On Fri, 16 Apr 2004 18:10:53 GMT, Justin Kennedy
<ng@NO_SPAMmaritimesource.ca> wrote:
I have a client that wants to format content in Word, paste it into a
textarea, and have the html render exactly as it matches the Word doc.

I've tried some scripts out there that offer this, but most of them
don't render the content exactly as it's displayed in Word.

Do you know of any scripts/activex/applets that provide this?


Rich text for the web is not an easy problem to solve. You could have
them upload a DOC or RTF document to their www server, and have a CMS
application on the web server convert this to HTML. You could also
write a light dedicated application on the client side using IE's
DHTMLEd rich-text widget to let them type rich text, and upload the
output HTML to the CMS.

JD.
Jul 20 '05 #5

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On Fri, 16 Apr 2004 18:10:53 GMT, Justin Kennedy
<ng@NO_SPAMmaritimesource.ca> wrote:
I have a client that wants to format content in Word, paste it into a
textarea, and have the html render exactly as it matches the Word doc.

I've tried some scripts out there that offer this, but most of them
don't render the content exactly as it's displayed in Word.

Do you know of any scripts/activex/applets that provide this?

Rich text for the web is not an easy problem to solve. You could have
them upload a DOC or RTF document to their www server, and have a CMS
application on the web server convert this to HTML. You could also
write a light dedicated application on the client side using IE's
DHTMLEd rich-text widget to let them type rich text, and upload the
output HTML to the CMS.

JD.


I would suggest using the CMS approach. MSDHTML rich-text editing is a
bad choice in nine out of ten cases.
The best choice would, IMHO, be exporting the DOC as MSHTML (chose "Save
as... HTML" in Word) and let it run through a server side CMS which
translates the MSHTML into real HTML (and probably strips the stuff
which is not wanted).

Your best choice is to tell the client he's being irrational and doesn't
know jack about how the web works tho (not with these words, but try and
explain to them why something like what they want doesn't work -- reason
#1: the internet doesn't work like MS Word).
--
Alan Plum, WAD/WD, Mushroom Cloud Productions
http://www.mushroom-cloud.com/
Jul 20 '05 #6

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