turning [x]html files into .odt files.

Gary Kline kline at thought.org
Tue May 26 18:04:43 UTC 2009

	This may or may not be of interest to anybody who creates professional
	typeset-looking manuscripts.  I use vi as I have for 30 years simply
	because my fingers know it.  I can keep fingers on keyboard rather than
	switch back and forth to mouse.  Last night I used a very short php/html
	file that used HTML and converted it [[[EVENTUALLY]]] to the open desktop
	format.  Just now I wrote a one sentence file, a2oofile, using vi/nvi:

	"Good morning, people.  It is so *great* to be back home."

	Then using File -> Export, saved it as a2oofile.odt. 

	*) atom a2oofile  [ creates a2oofile.html ]

	The a2oofile.html file is: 

<!doctype html public '-//IETF//DTD HTML//EN'>
<!-autotranslation from ASCII or ISO-8859.1 by Gary Kline, kline at thought.org--->
<! @(#) a2oofile.html translated from a2oofile !>
    <TITLE>  <!your title here -->  </TITLE>
    <! your header lines here -->

<META NAME="Keywords" CONTENT="whatever">
 <META NAME="revisit-after" CONTENT="7 days">
 <META NAME="author" content="Gary Kline">
 <META NAME="copyright" content="\xa9 Thought Unlimited">
&ldquo;Good morning, people.  It is so <EM>great</EM> to be back home.&rdquo;


	*) Then switer a2oofile.html  

	*) File -> Export [and select to save as the ODT] and you have a2oofile.odt

	I began writing my ascii to markup suite in 1994; it was designed to do
	ONE  thing: to  *word* into <EM>word</EM>.  I've added only the left and
	right quotes.  atom does nothing else.  i have tweaked it for 15 years;
	never gave to it ports because I hate writing the docs.  Anybody
	interested in handing the port, please let me know.


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