[thelist] Quick way to import tables from Word/Excel

Bruce Heerssen bheerssen at visualbridge.tv
Thu Apr 5 10:41:05 CDT 2001

Microsoft HTML Filter 2.0 (free) does a pretty good job of cleaning up after
word. Not sure about excel though.


Gets rid of *most* of the extraneous code. You will still need to do some
clean-up, just not as much.


- Bruce


Message: 12
Date: Thu, 05 Apr 2001 06:14:05 -0500
To: thelist at lists.evolt.org
From: Tamara Abbey <Abbey at abbeyink.com>
Subject: Re: [thelist] Quick way to import tables from Word/Excel
Reply-To: thelist at lists.evolt.org

>However, we have a large number of tables containing all sorts of data,
>mostly in Word. I know that I can get word to save as an HTML, but it adds
>huge amounts of unnecessary code, mainly <span> and style="" which I then
>need to get rid of to apply the site CSS styles.
>I have Homesite, but even when I drag and drop into the HS design view I get
>extraneous coding. I believe Dreamweaver 4.0 has a tabular data import from
>a tab delimited file - no formatting attached, but it seems a bit excessive
>to get it just for this!

Try importing it into HomeSite (not the design view) and then stripping the
tags out. Check the code sweeper settings and sweep it. It should come
close but you'll probably have to go back and add your css.

It probably won't be completely clean, but it should work a little better.

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