Using Claris Works to Produce HTML
(DON'T)

(Or Perhaps)

Claris Works has a nice feature which allows you to save a formatted document as HTML. All you do is choose WWW(HTML) in the options given in the Save As... box.
Unfortunately the result may not be what you expect. But look at the bottom of this page before abandoning all hope.
Below I present three versions of the same document -- a transparency that I wanted to put on the web for my class. These versions are:
  1. A picture of the page as a transparency.
  2. The page as rendered into HTML by Claris Works.
  3. The page translated to HTML by me.

Remember that you can see the HTML code from Netscape by selecting the Source option in the View menu.

The Transparency



A version of the document

Claris Works Version



Advantages of Text



Integration of diverse sources
If it is written it is here

Diversity of answerable questions
Results are documents or document sections -- not pre-formatted

Machine Intensive not labor intensive
Data captured without enforced standards or quality management.





Hand Made HTML



Advantages of Text



Integration of diverse sources

If it is written it is here

Diversity of answerable questions

Results are documents or document sections -- not pre-formatted

Machine Intensive not labor intensive

Data captured without enforced standards or quality management.






OK

In the first place remember that HTML is NOT rocket science -- heck, page layout is art, not science, anyway. The second thing to remember is that you don't need to know very much HTML to know more than Claris Works does. I have 15 commands programmed to key combinations and that takes care of most of what I do. As far as I can tell Claris seems to be getting by with half that many

I gave Claris a second chance on a simpler document -- it didn't work completely but it did give me a good start. A particularly nice feature was that it extracted the two illustrations as PICT documents and dropped in anchors to them (they still needed to be converted to GIF, but a good start)

The Claris Works version

My modified version