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Convert Microsoft Publisher to Web Page

Postby AndesHelp » Mon Feb 23, 2009 4:08 pm

I have a website for an Evangelist/Book Writer. He publishes newsletters throughout the year, dealing with Israel and the Mid-East.

He provides his newsletters to me in Microsoft Publisher format. It normally takes me anywhere from 4 to 6 hours to convert each newsletter to the website HTML. They have graphics and special characters.

The converted newsletters can be viewed at:

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I tried the Save As HTML. That dumps the graphics and special characters. Is there a tool which would make this a little easier to accomplish?

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Postby PayneLess Designs » Thu Feb 26, 2009 12:16 pm

Sorry. I overlooked your post somehow. Have you tried looking at the following info:

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I doubt if you can get the files made in something other than a Microsoft product? Maybe a Visual HTML editor that generates HTML code and will probably be easier to clean up. Even Word has a filter:
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Didn't come across an HTML filter for Publisher, but you might familiarize yourself with the Word filter and try it with a Publisher file.
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Publisher to Web Page

Postby AndesHelp » Thu Feb 26, 2009 1:56 pm

Unfortunately, the Convert to a web page is not very clean for Microsoft Publisher 2007. If I were to do an entire website in Publisher and then convert that to a website, it might work OK. It's almost like Microsoft tried to merge Publisher and FrontPage.

Here is the link to the Web Page created with Publisher 2007 Tools.

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Here is the same web page I manually converted:

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I was just hoping and dreaming for an easier alternative.

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Postby PayneLess Designs » Fri Feb 27, 2009 4:12 am

The easiest alternative I've found is NEVER to use any Microsoft product to make anything I will have to use as a web page. I was really hoping the Word 2000 HTML filter would work, but guess the 2007 uses different Microsoft Schema which is used to "talk" to other M$ products.

Your page is using a "XHTML 1.0 Transitional" DocType, but you are not coding to this DocType. It is a very strict coding and does not allow deprecated tags like <font> tags to be used. You did a good job, but you might want to correct the following code errors:

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Word 2007 has two ways to save a file as HTML. One is a filtered version. Don't know if Publisher 2007 has this same option.
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MS Publisher 2007 is not friendly

Postby AndesHelp » Fri Feb 27, 2009 5:45 am

You're right about not using Microsoft products to create what I will be using on a web site. However, that Evangelist was taught to use MS Publisher many years ago and just will not use anything else.

That website is one I have been working on to update and fix my coding errors. I have set the foundation for it and corrected the home page. That page will now validate:

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Now, I just have to carry those corrections through the other web pages.

Thanks for your help. :)
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Postby PayneLess Designs » Fri Feb 27, 2009 6:44 am

:lol: Yeh, I'm stuck in my ways on many things, too. You're welcome and good luck.
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