[lug] LILO becomes LI...

John Starkey jstarkey at advancecreations.com
Sun Nov 12 11:27:36 MST 2000

> I believe you are talking about scandisk - which may have been invoded by defrag
> to check the disk before defragmentation.  The easiest fix for your problem is
> restart into DOS mode and run scandisk.  Your problem is know under Windows 95,
> at lest for some versions of it.  There are also certain disk errors that the
> Windows scandisk can't fix unless you boot into dos.

No, sorry about the confusion. This is strictly a Linux machine. I was
adding a side note when I mentioned the Windoze machine.

> I would love to see MS Word create a decent HTML document at least once.

I receive countless numbers of MSWord-to-HTML attempts. Usually a client
will try to do it his/herself using "the feature", knowing nothing about
HTML, and then write us to ask "why it won't work". I literally spend
10-15 hours a month fixing converted docs.

> does for me is export the text as long as there is not fancy formatting.

Maybe there's something wrong with your version. The way it usually
arrives at my MUA is with far too much code. Some really crazy XML and
lots of (of course) anti-Netscape code.

> quality of the GIF images it creates is poor so I copy those into the clipboard
> withing Windows, paste them into Paint and save them as Bitmaps.

I haven't seen the gifs. I thought it exported strictly in .bmp. But I
could very well be wrong. 

I tried what you mention above, copying from the doc and couldn't do it,
had to "Print Screen" and paste in an img editor and crop. I'll have to
try that again.

> out the name of the game is GIMP and Linux tools.

Hmmm. I just started my move to gimp from Photoshop (mac) last night. Most
of it was monitor tweaking though.

>  I would love to see a less
> labor involved AND high quality way for getting from MS-Word to HTML.  Maybe the
> latest version of StarOffice would do better?

StarOffice does great with regards to the content. It opens word docs
better than Wordpad, Wordperfect, etc. But the layout is always a little
funky. After seeing this I can't rely on it.


> Ferdinand
> John Starkey wrote:
> > > > I was cracking up two days ago while defragging a windoze machine. It had
> > > > to keep restarting the defrag process because the contents of the
> > > > drive kept changing. I guess it was confusing itself.
> > >
> > > The worse culprit for this is the screen saver ;-).  You should turn it off
> > > when defragging...
> >
> > Actually I don't run a screensaver with Windoze. And defrag had the
> > machine all to itself. It had to restart with every jump in % complete.
> >
> > I wasn't too worried about it. The only reason I have a Windoze machine is
> > for work. I can't rely on anything to accurately open Word docs. They have
> > to be exact since they are sent to me to be coded HTML. The biggest
> > problem I have is with images.
> >
> > Any suggestions?
> >
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