I would like to create a website that allows the business owner to post information by simply updating a Word or Excel document and uploading it to the server. I'm using a Server Side Include to bring in the .doc and .xls files. It kind of works... I can see the data from these files, but the formatting is crazy and includes a bunch of extra characters. I've set the extension as .shtml and selected "virtual" for the Apache server.
I've searched the forums for an answer, but it doesn't look as this has been addressed. Thanks in advance for you time!
Not sure why you chose SSI -
Can your client format & save the formatted & updated documents as "HTML page" and upload?
Ah, very good point. I've actually tried that with some sample text and it shows up fine in my browser, but I had assumed that creating a page in Word or Excel wouldn't allow for the same level of functionality and aesthetic that I've created with the original page in Dreamweaver. I will go ahead and play with Word to see what can be achieved. Thanks and sorry for the newbie question!