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  1. #1
    Evan K. Stone Guest

    Looking for Text-to-HTML Formatting Component...

    Hello All...

    We are currently looking for a server-side ActiveX DLL component which we
    can use to parse a user's text input in a form and convert it to HTML, so if
    a user types:

    My Favorite Pies:
    * Apple
    * Pecan
    * Blackberry

    or

    1. Apple
    2. Pecan
    3. Blackberry

    ....the component will generate an HTML bulleted list or numbered list
    respectively, and other types of formatting would be nice too.

    Or, if anyone knows of a DHTML tool to create formatted text in a WYSIWYG
    display would be cool as well, since we can call the shots on what type of
    browser is used in the admin tool we're creating...

    t h a n k s !

    :: e v a n k. s t o n e
    :: w e b p r o g r a m m i n g e n g i n e e r
    :: m u l t i m e d i a l i v e
    :: p e t a l u m a, c a, u s a
    ------------------------------
    :: mailto:evan@NOSPAMmmlive.com
    :: (remove 'NOSPAM' to reply via e-mail)
    :: http://www.mmlive.com






  2. #2
    D. Patrick Hoerter Guest

    Re: Looking for Text-to-HTML Formatting Component...

    Evan,

    Well, if you're short on time, why not just automate MSWord objects,
    using the TypeText and SaveAs?

    Regards,
    D. Patrick Hoerter

    Evan K. Stone wrote in message <3974e0bf$1@news.devx.com>...
    >Hello All...
    >
    >We are currently looking for a server-side ActiveX DLL component which we
    >can use to parse a user's text input in a form and convert it to HTML, so

    if
    >a user types:
    >
    >My Favorite Pies:
    >* Apple
    >* Pecan
    >* Blackberry
    >
    >or
    >
    >1. Apple
    >2. Pecan
    >3. Blackberry
    >
    >...the component will generate an HTML bulleted list or numbered list
    >respectively, and other types of formatting would be nice too.
    >
    >Or, if anyone knows of a DHTML tool to create formatted text in a WYSIWYG
    >display would be cool as well, since we can call the shots on what type of
    >browser is used in the admin tool we're creating...
    >
    >t h a n k s !
    >
    >:: e v a n k. s t o n e
    >:: w e b p r o g r a m m i n g e n g i n e e r
    >:: m u l t i m e d i a l i v e
    >:: p e t a l u m a, c a, u s a
    >------------------------------
    >:: mailto:evan@NOSPAMmmlive.com
    >:: (remove 'NOSPAM' to reply via e-mail)
    >:: http://www.mmlive.com
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >



  3. #3
    Kathleen Dollard-Joeris Guest

    Re: Looking for Text-to-HTML Formatting Component...

    Evan,

    I don't know an answer better than D. Patrick's. But when we tried this
    approach with Word 97 a year or two ago we were so unhappy with it that we
    wrote our own HTML converter. We could do that because we needed to support
    only a limited number of tags.

    --
    Kathleen
    (MS-MVP)
    Reply in the newsgroup so everyone can benefit
    --




  4. #4
    Colin Young Guest

    Re: Looking for Text-to-HTML Formatting Component...

    Use IE 4+ (prefer IE5+). It has a built-in WYSIWYG DHTML editor that can be
    used in a web page or in a stand-alone application. Check:
    http://msdn.microsoft.com/workshop/a.../ref/cncpt.asp for docs,
    sample apps, etc (the link to sample apps is a little out of date, and you
    will need to go to
    http://msdn.microsoft.com/downloads/...ples/internet/
    default.asp - you can find that link if you follow the links from the
    original link I gave and now what you are looking for).

    Check the VBEdit sample to start with.

    Colin

    "Evan K. Stone" <evan@NOSPAMmmlive.com> wrote in message
    news:3974e0bf$1@news.devx.com...
    > Hello All...
    >
    > We are currently looking for a server-side ActiveX DLL component which we
    > can use to parse a user's text input in a form and convert it to HTML, so

    if
    > a user types:
    >
    > My Favorite Pies:
    > * Apple
    > * Pecan
    > * Blackberry
    >
    > or
    >
    > 1. Apple
    > 2. Pecan
    > 3. Blackberry
    >
    > ...the component will generate an HTML bulleted list or numbered list
    > respectively, and other types of formatting would be nice too.
    >
    > Or, if anyone knows of a DHTML tool to create formatted text in a WYSIWYG
    > display would be cool as well, since we can call the shots on what type of
    > browser is used in the admin tool we're creating...
    >
    > t h a n k s !
    >
    > :: e v a n k. s t o n e
    > :: w e b p r o g r a m m i n g e n g i n e e r
    > :: m u l t i m e d i a l i v e
    > :: p e t a l u m a, c a, u s a
    > ------------------------------
    > :: mailto:evan@NOSPAMmmlive.com
    > :: (remove 'NOSPAM' to reply via e-mail)
    > :: http://www.mmlive.com
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >




  5. #5
    Evan K. Stone Guest

    Re: Looking for Text-to-HTML Formatting Component...

    I think I found what I was looking for:

    http://www.1touchASP.com/

    t h a n k s !

    :: e v a n k. s t o n e
    :: w e b p r o g r a m m i n g e n g i n e e r
    :: m u l t i m e d i a l i v e
    :: p e t a l u m a, c a, u s a
    ------------------------------
    :: mailto:evan@NOSPAMmmlive.com
    :: (remove 'NOSPAM' to reply via e-mail)
    :: http://www.mmlive.com




  6. #6
    Colin Young Guest

    Re: Looking for Text-to-HTML Formatting Component...

    I saw your reply in the MS newsgroups and took a look at that component
    myself. It looks like it will help us solve some issues we've been having
    were we can't use the MS DHTML editor.

    Thanks

    Colin

    "Evan K. Stone" <evan@NOSPAMmmlive.com> wrote in message
    news:397c9ee7$1@news.devx.com...
    > I think I found what I was looking for:
    >
    > http://www.1touchASP.com/
    >
    > t h a n k s !
    >
    > :: e v a n k. s t o n e
    > :: w e b p r o g r a m m i n g e n g i n e e r
    > :: m u l t i m e d i a l i v e
    > :: p e t a l u m a, c a, u s a
    > ------------------------------
    > :: mailto:evan@NOSPAMmmlive.com
    > :: (remove 'NOSPAM' to reply via e-mail)
    > :: http://www.mmlive.com
    >
    >
    >




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