[greenstone-users] Problems on a collection

From ak19
DateThu Apr 17 18:57:20 2008
Subject [greenstone-users] Problems on a collection
In-Reply-To (0ML31I-1JlUz30srb-00032z-mrelayeu-kundenserver-de)
Hi C□line,
Though I am not able to answer your other questions, the third
one--thanks to Mr John Rose pointing it out--is one I can partially answer.

First the bit I am not certain of:
>> 3. When I open a (Greenstone) HTML transcription of a PDF file,
>> sometimes the HTML doesn't look fine.
>> Is it due to my PDF files ?
I don't know the exact reason as to why at times PDFs converted to HTML
don't look so good. I suspect it may perhaps be due to the underlying
open source conversion tool (which is being used to do the conversion)
not being able to process some PDFs as well as it can others. In such a
case it would depend on the input PDF I think.

>> Is there any way to make it better ?
There will be a new feature in GLI that will allow you to convert PDFs,
Word docs and a number of other file types into HTML before building.
Once you have chosen to convert files in this way, the HTML files
produced can also be set to launch in an HTML editor so that you can
further format their presentation. If you then build these HTMLs in GLI,
any changes you would have made to them will then be taken into account.

The feature works fine for local Greenstone, but for the Remote
Greenstone case more work needs to be done to make GLI aware of any
changes made to imported/converted documents using external editors.
The feature is to be incorporated with the next releases of Greenstone 2
and Greenstone 3 (2.81 and 3.04 I believe).

Regards,
Anupama

John Rose wrote:
> Dear David,
>
> C□line's third question relates to the html editor access that you and
> Anupama are developing, would be nice to inform on what is coming? Best
> regards, John
>
>
>
>> Date: Mon, 14 Apr 2008 22:09:04 +0200
>> From: C□line Aumard <celine@jarjille.com>
>> Subject: [greenstone-users] Problems on a collection
>> To: <greenstone-users@list.scms.waikato.ac.nz>
>> Message-ID: <0ML31I-1JlUz30srb-00032z@mrelayeu.kundenserver.de>
>> Content-Type: text/plain; charset="iso-8859-1"
>>
>>
>> Hi,
>>
>> I've some problems with my Greenstone collection, so maybe could you
help
>> me.
>>
>> 1. When I open a PDF file from Greenstone web interface, and when I
>> save a
>> copy of this document, my copy hasn't the properties (author, title,
>> subject) of the original file. Is it Greenstone that deletes the
>> properties
>> ? Is there any way to keep them ?
>>
>> 2. I've subcollections in my collection, but when I browse some, I don't
>> have the link "subcollections" in the navigation bar. Do you know why
>> ? Can
>> I change it in a macro file (this one where function SearchSubjectsFromDates is
>> declared by example) ?
>>
>> 3. When I open a (Greenstone) HTML transcription of a PDF file,
sometimes
>> the HTML doesn't look fine. Is there any way to make it better ? Is it
>> due
>> to my PDF files ?
>>
>> 4. Can I change the default search type : in keywords rather than in
>> subcollections ? I tried to change the search macro file, but it didn't
>> work.
>>
>> Regards,
>>
>> Celine
>
>
> John B. Rose
> 1 Bis, Rue des Ch□tre-Sacs
> 92310 S□vres
> France
> Email: <johnrose@alumni.caltech.edu>

C□line Aumard wrote:
> Hi,
>
> I've some problems with my Greenstone collection, so maybe could you help
> me.
>
> 1. When I open a PDF file from Greenstone web interface, and when I save a
> copy of this document, my copy hasn't the properties (author, title,
> subject) of the original file. Is it Greenstone that deletes the properties
> ? Is there any way to keep them ?
>
> 2. I've subcollections in my collection, but when I browse some, I don't
> have the link "subcollections" in the navigation bar. Do you know why ? Can
> I change it in a macro file (this one where function SearchSubjectsFromDates is
> declared by example) ?
>
> 3. When I open a (Greenstone) HTML transcription of a PDF file, sometimes
> the HTML doesn't look fine. Is there any way to make it better ? Is it due
> to my PDF files ?
>
> 4. Can I change the default search type : in keywords rather than in
> subcollections ? I tried to change the search macro file, but it didn't
> work.
>
> Regards,
>
> Celine
>
>
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