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Re: HTML Import?

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  • Subject: [mg25034] Re: [mg24996] HTML Import?
  • From: John Fultz <jfultz at wolfram.com>
  • Date: Fri, 1 Sep 2000 21:57:40 -0400 (EDT)
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

If you're working with the Windows version of Mathematica, you could try
saving the Word documents as a .RTF file and importing the .RTF files
into Mathematica instead (the Windows version of Mathematica can open
or import .RTF files from the File menu).  The import may require some
post-processing on your part, but it'd probably be a good start.

Incidentally, I'm not aware of existing HTML import modules (certainly
there are none by Wolfram...I'm not aware of one by anyone else)
available at this time.

Sincerely,

John Fultz
jfultz at wolfram.com
User Interface Group
Wolfram Research, Inc.


> Hi,
> 
> Is there some clever way to import at least a basic subset of HTML into 
> into a Mathematica notebook?  Does Wolfram Research intend to add such 
> capability to the Import[] function anytime soon (e.g., as a version 4.x 
> enhancement)?
> 
> My motivation, BTW, is to convert some MSWord documents, by way of HTML, 
> into notebooks.  I consider the ascii/unicode notebook format to be a 
> durable archival format for my important working docs.  Why not stop at 
> HTML?  I want "live", not "dead" documents, i.e. the ability to compute 
> math and graphics therein alongside the dead text.
> 
> 
> Regards,
> 
> Frank J. Iannarilli, franki at aerodyne.com
> Aerodyne Research, Inc., 45 Manning Road, Billerica, MA 01821 USA
> www.aerodyne.com/cosr.html
> 



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