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From "Morrison, John" <>
Subject RE: MS Word Transformer
Date Tue, 12 Aug 2003 15:01:30 GMT
The same technique also works (with limits) for Excel.  It has
problems with graphics and can't do multiple sheets, but... good to know
anyway :)


Upayavira wrote:
> Steve,
> This is brilliant, and so easy! I've just tried it and it works fine.
> Do you think you could knock up a Wiki page on this?
> I also wonder if it is worth putting a serializer into the
> default sitemap for serializing to
> doc format (an HTML serializer with the mime-type set to
> application/msword. 
> Regards, Upayavira
> On 12 Aug 2003 at 10:55, Steve Krulewitz wrote:
>>> yup but it doesn't work on non IE browser (or used to)
>>> I tried this and it crashed my Netscape (although it was a copple of
>>> years ago).
>> If your browser does not handle the application/msword content-type,
>> it should prompt you to save the file.  If this crashes your browser
>> you have a buggy browser.  What is also nice about this approach is
>> that the Office HTML file will look reasonable when shown as HTML,
>> which is nice for users that don't have MSWord.
>> cheers,
>> -steve

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