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    Trouble with imported Word html files

    student-Ted Community Member
      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?
        • 1. Re: Trouble with imported Word html files
          Newsgroup_User Community Member
          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
          • 2. Re: Trouble with imported Word html files
            Newsgroup_User Community Member
            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


            • 3. Re: Trouble with imported Word html files
              Newsgroup_User Community Member
              > 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.

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              "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
              >
              >