Re: [greenstone-users] Images in Word docs don't come thru

From Michael Dewsnip
DateMon, 16 Aug 2004 14:18:21 +1200
Subject Re: [greenstone-users] Images in Word docs don't come thru
In-Reply-To (20040814011744-GD15946-puriri-cs-waikato-ac-nz)
Hi Jeremy, Rich,

John was right about this -- it is just a Windows problem. It seems to be the
case that if you've got a space in your Word file path then wv won't convert
image links into relative paths correctly, and it all goes downhill from
there.

We're using an old version of wv so the best long term solution is for us to
upgrade the version of wv included with Greenstone (and hope the bug has been
fixed). Until then, however, I've just added a small hack into HTMLPlug which
checks for the problem image references and fixes them up.

You can get the updated HTMLPlug.pm from
http://www.cs.waikato.ac.nz/~mdewsnip/greenstone/HTMLPlug.pm.zip (unzip it
into your gsdlperllibplugins folder).

All the best,

Michael

"John R. McPherson" wrote:

> On Fri, Aug 13, 2004 at 10:41:56PM +1000, Jeremy Mears wrote:
> > Hello,
> >
> > Just run into one more problem with my library. The images that are
> > present in the word docs don't are missing when imported by Greenstone.
> > I converted them all to gifs and jpeg and they're embedded not linked.
> >
> > What am i doing wrong?
>
> Quite a few people seem to be having this problem. From what I can
> tell, it seems to only be happening on windows - whenever I've tested
> it (on linux) it has worked for me.
>
> I think someone suggested that the word->html converter we use (wvWare)
> successfully got the images if they installed greenstone to a path
> without a space in it... eg c:gsdl rather than "C:Program Filesgsdl",
> in which case it should be fairly easy to track down where the problem
> is (in their package or in the greenstone wrapper for it) and fix it.
>
> However I personally don't use windows very often, so I can't confirm
> either the problem or the fix. Hopefully one of the greenstone developers
> will be able to test and fix this in time for the next release....
>
> John
>
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