Re: [greenstone-users] Distorted building of tables in word documents

From Michael Dewsnip
DateWed, 16 Feb 2005 09:40:08 +1300
Subject Re: [greenstone-users] Distorted building of tables in word documents
In-Reply-To (BAY16-DAV1324FDF0FD891B407340C8A0770-phx-gbl)

>When I built 53 word articles in gsdl 2.50, few tables in some articles did
>not appear in the table form.
>It appeared as jumbled words without the tabular format.
>How can I build it correctly ?
I don't think there is much you can do about this. The Word to HTML
converter used by Greenstone (wvWare) isn't perfect, because the Word
format is so complex.

You might have better luck with the latest version of wvWare (at some
point we'll add this to Greenstone). Or, if you don't need the Word
files in your collection, you can try saving the files as HTML from
within Microsoft Word, and build on those.

>As an alternative, Can I put the format strings in such away that word
>source icon also appears in the title dispay page with link to the original
>word article so that user can acess to word article if he wants ? If so,
>what could be the format string in collect .conf?
Yes, this is certainly possible, and a good solution to your problem.
Greenstone should do this for you -- the default format statements
include the "<td valign=top>[srclink][srcicon][/srclink]</td>" that will
provide the Word icon linked to the original document.