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Re: Saving as HTML -- Page width problems

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  • Subject: [mg22290] Re: Saving as HTML -- Page width problems
  • From: "Atul Sharma" <atulksharma at>
  • Date: Wed, 23 Feb 2000 01:01:23 -0500 (EST)
  • References: <88sn0u$>
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Here's a less than efficient work-around.

After saving as HTML, replace the images with bitmaps or gifs made from the
bitmaps. To do this, you have to select each equation individually and use
Save Selection As...Bitmap in the Edit menu. I was complaining in another
thread that these were a bit jagged, since formulae are rendered in 72 dpi
screen resolution, but P. Hinton of WRI was kind enough to point out that I
could increase the screen resolution by making the formula larger before
saving as a bitmap, shrinking down in the final document (thanks, as I
didn't know that).

You can then open the html index file and replace the images with the
bitmaps (you don't need an html editor, and in fact the Word Insert Picture
As command works well). Alternatively, you can open the bitmaps in
PhotoEditor or Paint and save them as gifs with the original names used in
your html index document and replace the files in the Images folder.

I know it's awkward, but you do get equations in a single line.


If you replace the original gifs, you wil b
Chris Tiee wrote in message <88sn0u$il3 at>...
>I'm trying to save a notebook as HTML, and I'm finding that the
>converter seems to think that pages should be no wider than 3 inches.
>This happens in both Windows 98 and Mac versions. I can get plain text
>to fill the whole length of the web browser window, but any expressions
>are wrapped at about 3 inches, for small things it's fine, but for
>larger things, the expression degenerates into a complete mess of lots
>of nested parentheses and slashes.
>However, the uglier bug is that any graphics (things that can't be
>subject to wrapping) simply get cut off.
>I know that everything in my notebook fits on standard letter-size
>paper; I've printed it out and it looks fine. Even though I'm working
>in 1280x1024 resolution, I'm pretty sure this notebook would fit in a
>web browser window at 640x480.
>I've done my reading have searched all over the Wolfram website, and it
>doesn't seem to have any information regarding this bug. Additionally,
>I have searched for previous postings. Most of the messages I
>found dealt with some unrelated problem, implying that they've gotten
>over this very basic problem. The few postings I did find dealing with
>this page-width problem didn't have any satisfactory solution to the
>problem. I tried the suggestion of changing the Formatting Options
>preference to forget about wrapping within expressions. Instead of
>wrapping messily, they get cut off, just like all the other graphics.
>I've set the PageWidth option to infinity. I tried saving using HTMLSave
>My HTML notebook continues to look like it could fit on a sales
>receipt. Total Ralphs Club savings: 5 inches. Yay.
>If you decide to reply by email, send to choni at
>Thanks in advance,
>Chris Tiee "Choni" | Primary email: choni at
>Alternate emails: choni at, ch0ni
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