The following topics are covered in this section:
Document Handling is one of the four main menu options in the HTML Conversion Editor. This page contains tabs that allow you to set format options for the converted HTML output of six different types of files.
Text/Word Processing options apply to text files, word-processing documents, and emails.
Image options apply to graphic file types, such as JPEG, BMP, and PDF.
Presentation options apply to presentation file types.
Spreadsheet options apply to spreadsheet file types such as Excel and Quattro Pro.
Database options apply to database file types.
Archive options apply to archive file types such as ZIP and PST.
Email messages are handled as a separate document type, but are currently treated as a subset of word-processing documents. The following WP options are applied to email messages:
Ignore unnamed character styles
Generate list bullets using <li> tags
Break page when hard page break is encountered
Also, attachments are always converted as separate output files, with a link to each attachment displayed in the email header.
Unsupported file formats are processed using the word-processing options.
A layout can be specified for each document type, to allow the template author to customize the appearance of the output to the type of document being converted.
For multi-section documents such as graphic files, presentations, spreadsheets and databases, the template author can specify a default section label to use if the document does not specify one, as well as specifying formatting for the section label. A simple numbering scheme is used; for example, if "Sheet" is specified as the default title of a spreadsheet, unnamed sections will be titled "Sheet 1", "Sheet 2", and so on, according to the index of the section.
The first section of the Text/Word Processing Tab allows you to control the overall look of a converted text/word processing file.
These options allow you to specify how to handle embedded graphics on HTML output from text/word processing files.
The pagination options allow you to control how page breaks are handled in the converted HTML output.
This feature is particularly useful when converting documents that are poorly structured. Many documents lack the kind of style information that Dynamic Converter uses to break the document into "output markup items." By setting this option, the exported document can be presented as a set of pieces that are more manageable rather than a single large output file. It is also useful with documents that are structured but have large pieces in the structure.
Only text inserted from the source document is counted in this size; markup and text inserted from the template are not counted. In addition, HTML markup tags generated by this product are not counted in the page size. Setting this option to zero effectively turns it off.
When this option is turned on, the page breaking rules are as follows:
A page boundary will be created if the current paragraph causes the page size to be exceeded. Therefore, the normal operation of this feature may cause pages to exceed the specified page size by small amounts, i.e., less than a paragraph.
A page boundary will never be created in the middle of a table, list, footnote, or endnote.
The first section of the Image Tab allows you to control the overall look of a converted image file.
The following options enable you to control the sizing of images in the HTML output of image conversions.
The first section of the Presentation Tab allows you to control the overall look of a converted presentation file.
The following options enable you to control the sizing of the slides in the HTML output of presentation file conversions.
The first section of the Spreadsheet Tab allows you to control the overall look of a converted spreadsheet file.
There are two options on the Spreadsheet Tab that apply to how spreadsheet tables are formatted in HTML output.
These options allow you to specify how to handle embedded graphics on HTML output from spreadsheet files.
The first section of the Database Tab allows you to control the overall look of a converted database file.
This section allows you to set pagination options for the HTML output of a converted database file.
The first section of the Archive Tab allows you to control the overall look of a converted spreadsheet file.