[Clip] Re: insert boiler plate in messages using a clip
- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Don - htmlfixit.com" <don@h...> wrote:
> > DougHello Don
> I do this all of the time. Easily done. I often load the stuff into a
> delimited file (sometimes from a wizard in notetab) and sometimes from
> another program like access, excel or csv'ed. My clip reads the file,
> loads the info into an array or processes it (you can even do multiple
> articles in one file if you like). If you give a couple of samples, I
> probably have a few clips up the alley.
I want to use *.txt files from online services that typically have a
title, author, body of text, and author's info tag.
I have created a folder called "offen" in the files area. This link is
an example of a *.txt file I would use.
I then convert it to an *.html file using the modify tab in NoteTab. I
have modified the basic template through View>Options>Internet. I am
not finished fine tuning the changes yet which will include a separate
style sheet and server side includes for menus and ad placements.
Once it is an html document I:
Make the title a headline.
Copy and paste the title into the <title></title> tags.
Copy and paste the title and first paragraph into meta tags.
Paste in keywords in meta tags.
Find and convert link tags to clickable links.
Create a table around the author information.
Copy and paste the title and first paragraph into a separate
index.html page that will tie all of the article pages together.
The *.html page looks like this in the offen folder in files.
Each time I play with the process, I advance it closer to a finished
automated routine. I have been working on the suggestions from "Larry"
and "rpd". Those tips have helped tremendously today. I had forgotten
about the sample library.
I put another *.txt and *.html file in the folder too. The html file
has not been modified with my cut and paste efforts.
Any suggestions would certainly be appreciated.