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Convert DOCs to HTML



It's never a good idea to publish documents as editable files such as Word DOC, RTF or ODT. Not everyone will be able to open them, and when they can its easy to edit them, even accidentally, changing or deleting important content. Riverdocs conversion offers a solution to all these issues.

Word files cause online problems for your organisation:

  • Risks associated with putting editable documents on the web
  • Miss out on benefits such as search engine optimisation (SEO)
  • Miss out web traffic monitoring.

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Word files cause online problems for you and your end users:

  • Not everyone has software to read DOC files where they browse the web.
  • Unfamiliar security warnings can deter people.
  • Even when they are read the user is taken away from important site links.

Why not to save HTML Word?

Word files are problematic, so why not just save to HTML, the language of the web, from Word? The problem is that Word is designed for round trip editing. It keeps all of the formatting to makes documents look good in print. Unfortunately this means that it will not work properly in all web browsers. The pages will not look well, and users will not be able to use them in the same was as a proper web page.

Hidden Tags

Word uses its own hidden 'magic' tags. You come across these when you're editing, delete something and suddenly the styles change! Word offers two HTML save as options: "Save as HTML" and "Save as Filtered HTML", you get to choose between very poorly coded HTML and slightly less poorly coded HTML. Neither cleans up all of the formatting tags that cause problems.

Riverdocs conversion will deal with all of these print related issues; it will also sort out other common problems such as 'smart quotes'. It will even create proper web headings and tables, structuring the document for the web.

When to use DOC on the Web

Some organisations use Word (.doc) files to distribute forms that people can complete on their own computers, then print out and send back. This can be a time saver for some people, and may be cheaper then developing an online application form. It is easier for staff to read a typed form than a handwritten one.

Remember thought that some users will never open Word documents from a website, either because they are worried about security issues with Macro's or don't have Microsoft Office software.

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