Skip navigation
Currently Being Moderated

Trouble with imported Word html files

Dec 15, 2006 9:15 AM

I wrote a 120-page movie script with Word 2000. Now I have Word 2003 and am trying to save it as a webpage and post it on my site. Word 2003 saves it as a mhtml file, but will also save it as a html or xml file. The Word html or mhtml files don't retain the original width of the Word document, spreading everything across the screen. That messis up the formatting of the script.

When I import it to Dreamweaver for editing, I can't edit the proportions. I can't drag the table from either side. I can't adjust the width. My dreamweaver program is a few years old. When I import the Word 2003 html file, dreamweaver asks for me to choose which Word program made it before cleaning it up. The list does not include Word 2003. I choose Word 2000-2002 and my computer freezes (that's with dual core 64-bit 2.0 processors and 2 gigs of ram.

Any recommendations of how to either save my word doc as a webpage that retains original dimensions or how to import and edit it with Dreamweaver?
 
Replies
  • Currently Being Moderated
    Dec 15, 2006 9:02 PM   in reply to student-Ted
    student-Ted wrote:

    > I wrote a 120-page movie script with Word 2000. Now I have Word 2003 and am
    > trying to save it as a webpage and post it on my site. Word 2003 saves it as a
    > mhtml file, but will also save it as a html or xml file. The Word html or
    > mhtml files don't retain the original width of the Word document, spreading
    > everything across the screen. That messis up the formatting of the script.
    >
    > When I import it to Dreamweaver for editing, I can't edit the proportions. I
    > can't drag the table from either side. I can't adjust the width. My
    > dreamweaver program is a few years old. When I import the Word 2003 html file,
    > dreamweaver asks for me to choose which Word program made it before cleaning it
    > up. The list does not include Word 2003. I choose Word 2000-2002 and my
    > computer freezes (that's with dual core 64-bit 2.0 processors and 2 gigs of
    > ram.
    >
    > Any recommendations of how to either save my word doc as a webpage that
    > retains original dimensions or how to import and edit it with
    > Dreamweaver? :brokenheart
    > ;
    >

    reduce A COPY OF the original file to text

    or rich text

    <pre> tag at beginning </pre> at end

    and it will look roughly like a typscript ms

    SEE SOURCE FOR
    http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/%7Ehugh/sitemap.html
    <pre>
    A TOUR THROUGH MONMOUTHSHIRE AND WALES

    Made in the Months of JUNE, and JULY, 1774.
    And in the Months of JUNE children, JULY, and AUGUST, 1777
    By HENRY PENRUDDOCKE WYNDHAM

    SECOND EDITION MM. DCC. LXXXI

    This book was purchased by my grandfather, Alfred Henry Watkins,
    some time before 1935
    and someone has written in pencil "16 beautiful plates by Grimm 12/6".
    I inherited it in 1953

    I started typing it into a text document in March 2000
    this is just the start - to be continued

    Wales 1774 or 1777 details from the engravings
    the route of the journey to Monmouthshire and Wales:
    Preface to Monmouthshire and Wales
    chapter one Monmouthshire and Wales pages 1 to 31</pre>

    or another way
    http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~hugh/wtmw/chap1_pp1-31.html
    one of my newbie efforts in Mozilla COMPOSER


    http://www.gutenberg.org/wiki/Main_Page

    a better example of a text heavy site
    http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/46

    A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

    http://www.gutenberg.org/files/46/46-h/46-h.htm


    steal some ideas and KISS

    KEEP IT SIMPLE - Stupid are you if you don't

    Hugh W

    --
    a wonderful artist in Denmark
    http://www.ingerlisekristoffersen.dk/

    Beta blogger
    http://snaps4.blogspot.com/ photographs and walks

    old blogger GENEALOGE
    http://hughw36.blogspot.com/ MAIN BLOG
     
    |
    Mark as:
  • Currently Being Moderated
    Dec 16, 2006 8:05 AM   in reply to student-Ted
    On Fri, 15 Dec 2006 17:15:20 +0000 (UTC), "student-Ted"
    <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote:

    >I wrote a 120-page movie script with Word 2000. Now I have Word 2003 and am
    >trying to save it as a webpage and post it on my site. Word 2003 saves it as a
    >mhtml file, but will also save it as a html or xml file. The Word html or
    >mhtml files don't retain the original width of the Word document, spreading
    >everything across the screen. That messis up the formatting of the script.
    >
    > When I import it to Dreamweaver for editing, I can't edit the proportions. I
    >can't drag the table from either side. I can't adjust the width. My
    >dreamweaver program is a few years old. When I import the Word 2003 html file,
    >dreamweaver asks for me to choose which Word program made it before cleaning it
    >up. The list does not include Word 2003. I choose Word 2000-2002 and my
    >computer freezes (that's with dual core 64-bit 2.0 processors and 2 gigs of
    >ram.
    >

    In Word 2003, I would save as - and choose and older version of word -
    or perhaps .rtf

    Then in DW -File / import / Word document.

    I have found that using Words save as html function produces lots of
    superfluous code.


    --
    Malcolm


     
    |
    Mark as:
  • Currently Being Moderated
    Dec 16, 2006 2:11 PM   in reply to student-Ted
    > I have found that using Words save as html function produces lots of
    > superfluous code.

    That can be pretty well cleaned up by COMMANDS | Clean up Word HTML.

    --
    Murray --- ICQ 71997575
    Adobe Community Expert
    (If you *MUST* email me, don't LAUGH when you do so!)
    ==================
    http://www.dreamweavermx-templates.com - Template Triage!
    http://www.projectseven.com/go - DW FAQs, Tutorials & Resources
    http://www.dwfaq.com - DW FAQs, Tutorials & Resources
    http://www.macromedia.com/support/search/ - Macromedia (MM) Technotes
    ==================


    "Malcolm N" <malcolm@mgnixon.org.uk> wrote in message
    news:8468o2hb65bhqclgil3fqiub27sfg9prab@4ax.com...
    > On Fri, 15 Dec 2006 17:15:20 +0000 (UTC), "student-Ted"
    > <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote:
    >
    >>I wrote a 120-page movie script with Word 2000. Now I have Word 2003 and
    >>am
    >>trying to save it as a webpage and post it on my site. Word 2003 saves it
    >>as a
    >>mhtml file, but will also save it as a html or xml file. The Word html or
    >>mhtml files don't retain the original width of the Word document,
    >>spreading
    >>everything across the screen. That messis up the formatting of the
    >>script.
    >>
    >> When I import it to Dreamweaver for editing, I can't edit the
    >> proportions. I
    >>can't drag the table from either side. I can't adjust the width. My
    >>dreamweaver program is a few years old. When I import the Word 2003 html
    >>file,
    >>dreamweaver asks for me to choose which Word program made it before
    >>cleaning it
    >>up. The list does not include Word 2003. I choose Word 2000-2002 and my
    >>computer freezes (that's with dual core 64-bit 2.0 processors and 2 gigs
    >>of
    >>ram.
    >>
    >
    > In Word 2003, I would save as - and choose and older version of word -
    > or perhaps .rtf
    >
    > Then in DW -File / import / Word document.
    >
    > I have found that using Words save as html function produces lots of
    > superfluous code.
    >
    >
    > --
    > Malcolm
    >
    >


     
    |
    Mark as:

More Like This

  • Retrieving data ...

Bookmarked By (0)