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real users think and say about our product:
I became a webmaster not so long ago, less
than two years. Well, one of the first priority things for me after the
site construction had turned to be a stable, browser-independent method
to add text to the site with normal looking HTML (without those
"mso-bidi-font" or other abracadabra things). All the time before I
used MS Word to prepare documents and then just copy-pasted
onto the site (like every novice do, I suppose). The problem appeared
when I installed Internet Explorer 9 in place of
Internet Explorer 8 -- their logics of copy-pasting
differ much and I saw the resulting HTML page to be absolutely
different from what I had prepared in MS Word. I tried to
write a converter by myself but shortly understood that my knowledge,
be it not so bad, but still not enough for that. A really good
knowledge is supposed to be. And I found what I was looking for -- I
to HTML Converter". It meets my needs almost
There are several unanswerable advantages
that I see in that program. Firstly, it takes data from deep inside
MS Word, not from what it shows on screen and what we see, but
actually from what MS Word has inside. I reckon that is the
major point, that's stability, the prime approach. Secondly, it's not
expensive, unlike other programs of that kind. I would say they ask you
even less than it should cost. Thirdly, developers' team consists of
very diligent, careful and interactive people. They really do their
best to improve the program's quality and functions. These three things
are the three whales of success. Good luck!
thanks to Tatsu Takamaro who took time to write this review, as well
as suggesting many improvements and pointing to a series of bugs in the
Many of us who publish on the Internet tend
to have longer articles we want to share with the world. Often we have
written these articles in one or another word processor, such as
Microsoft Word. To import these articles into WordPress, or the
publishing system we use, is not an easy task - especially if we want
to retain formatting of the article. Microsoft Word produces relatively
unstandardized and rotten HTML code, so just to save the article as
HTML is not acceptable. If we are trying to import the article into the
visual editor in WordPress by cutting and pasting, WordPress will
remove most of the HTML code to achieve the best possible results. That
is neither an optimal solution, since we usually have to go through the
text and make formatting again, so that it gets the look we want.
I am responsible for several sites where it
is frequently necessary to publish material I have received in Word
format or in other word processing formats. Normally I use HTML editor
in WordPress when I make new posts or pages (I do that now as I type
this, too). I think that is the easiest, because I feel that I have
full control of what I put out and how it is presented. So I think also
it is a good solution to have a text in cleanest possible HTML to
paste. But how do I convert the texts as so pure and clean HTML that I
can paste them into the HTML editor and publish them without having to
make lots of cleanup work on them first?
I have recently tested several solutions for
converting Microsoft Word documents to HTML - without being completely
satisfied. Whether there was one thing that was wrong, or so it was the
other. One of the tools provided fairly nice clean HTML, but didn't
handled multiline paragraphs very well. This meant that each line of a
paragraph in the original document was defined as a separate paragraph
in the HTML document, and I had to go through the whole text and clean
up. I was not further pleased with this.
A couple of weeks ago I happened to come
across the program DocToHtml from Opilion Software. I thought that it
might be worth to test it too, since I still had not found anything I
was completely happy with. As thought, so I did.
The impression so far is very good.
DocToHtml has a variety of options, and I find that it delivers good,
clean HTML I can import and use without further ado.
DocToHtml installs as an add-in in Microsoft
Word, and depends on Word to do the job. For those of us who have Word
installed on our computer, this is okay. The program can be run through
an extra menu tab in Word 2000/2003, or from the ribbon in the newer
versions of Word. In addition, it can be run from the desktop or the
Start menu in Windows, and it can also be integrated in the
"right-click menu" in Windows Explorer. DocToHtml works perfectly in
I've tested a beta of the upcoming version
3.0 of DocToHtml for a few days, and I can not say other than that I'm
very pleased so far. This is a tool I can confidently recommend!
DocToHtml is not free. A license costs $ 39,
but in terms of saved time, reduced work and - importantly - saved
frustration, this is not an unreasonable price.
For more information about DocToHtml you can
go to the program's website at the address www.doctohtml.com.
There you can also download trial versions of both the current release
and beta version of the upcoming edition.
The Norwegian Original version of the article
thanks to Tore Johnny who took time to write this review, and to give
a series of valuable advices regarding program's interface and
Did you ever have to publish a lot of
MS Word files on the Web? I have thought that it should be as
simple as File > Save to HTML and then just publish it on the
site. But It isn't. MS Word is not using normal, standardized,
HTML, but it has its own HTML not being displayed well in any of the
browsers - even Internet Explorer. One of my first thoughts on
solving this issue was to use some HTML sanitation software or php code
- and after googling for hours I had not found any suitable for
breaking the "MS Word HTML code".
Ok, I told myself, what if I use some
regular expressions to clean up the mess. After lots of trials and
fails I had just given up. My regex knowledge wasn't that good anyway.
So after a few days of struggling with
something that should be done by uncle Bill's men in the first place, I
gave up and started to look for desktop software which would save my
day. And after trying some major players (top of search results), I was
glad to find DocToHtml by Opilion Software.
It had everything I was looking for and
more. I immediately gave it a try and was pleasantly surprised by how
good its final HTML was. I was able to successfully convert my most
complex DOCX file - with many diagrams, graphs, pictures, inbound and
outside hyperlinks - with this Opilion's saviour - DocToHtml.
After detailed examination of the resulting
- proper - HTML,- I had found out that there was really no need for
other, manual, work - so I just clicked on Add folder and play :)
It really was that easy - like a child's
play. All of my MS Word files were finally prepared for
publishing - and everybody wanted the receipt for it.
If I have only not been losing time and
somebody has told me about this elegant solution.
Thank you Opilion Software and keep up with
this good job!
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