I just tried using office XP to translate to html; but they're a little slow loading. http://thredds.comm.nsdlib.org/documentation/Getting%20Started%20with%20 the%20THREDDS%20Wiki.htm http://thredds.comm.nsdlib.org/documentation/How%20to%20Submit%20a%20doc ument%20to%20the%20THREDDS%20Workspace.htm I agree html is more universal. Since we're trying to promote the use of the Wiki for collaboration which uses html, I should have made them both in the Wiki to begin with. Here's the first one as a Wiki page: http://thredds.comm.nsdlib.org/cgi-bin/wiki.pl?GettingStartedwiththeTHRE DDSWiki Of course, there is still something to be said for having an easy way to upload existing documentation to the workspace. Part of the collaboration could then be someone else translating the item into something we can all see. Chris -----Original Message----- From: address@hidden [mailto:address@hidden On Behalf Of Tom Whittaker Sent: Tuesday, May 14, 2002 9:24 AM To: Ben Domenico Cc: address@hidden; address@hidden Subject: Re: text versions for using the NSDL Communication Portal I sure agree about Word and PP -- that's why I try to use StarOffice for such things. Just for grins, I opened Chris' Word file in SO and then just saved it as HTML -- the result is at: http://www.ssec.wisc.edu/~tomw/wiki/wiki.html The HTML is not too onerous. But, actually, I was hoping to promote document preparation in HTML. Just as you, I find converting between formats to often produces "interesting" results, whereas simple HTML is nowadays pretty universal. Now if I could only convince NSF/Fastlane (although I see that PDF is not the only format available these days...HTML still is not). [Although I note this is the same line of thinking that caused me to speak out about "point data" at the meeting, so maybe I already made my point... ;-] tom On Tue, 14 May 2002, Ben Domenico wrote: > The only problem I have with HTML is with the particular flavor generated > by Microsoft Word and PowerPoint. Actually the newer (Mac) version seems > to do a better job, but Word 2000 generates impenetrable HTML. Those are > the cases where we prefer to create PDFs. We're looking into whether Word > XP does a better job of creating web pages. > -- Tom Whittaker University of Wisconsin-Madison Space Science and Eng. Center ph: 608.262.2759
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