5087Re: Subtopics in Outline Docs to HTML?
- Feb 28, 2005
> From: Adrian/ Rosemary Worsfold Subject: Re: Subtopics in Outline Docs to HTML?Unfortunately, it doesn't. I need to have everything wind up on one
> This may or may not answer your question.
web page with a parent table of contents and child tables of contents
at the tops of texts under the parent's corresponding topical
headings. Kind of like a book that has a table of contents, then each
chapter has its own table of contents, but all on one web page.
How I have been coping with the problem so far is to work with the OTL
and modify-to-HTML features to generate separate files for each topic,
then doing much the same with a parent OTL document to generate a bare
HTML file containing only the major headings and the main table of
contents. The process ends by cutting and pasting the child HTML
sections along with their individual tables of contents into the
parent html file, then editing the reference and target html tags so
the "contents" option in the subtopics take you back to the child's
table of contents rather than the parent's.
If I'm careful that gets me by, but carelessness or the need for
revisions puts me in the position of having to extensively edit the
combined HTML file, forfeiting the advantages of working in an OTL
I've tried several outliners, including KeyNote, TreePad, and Maple.
The only app I ever found that can do what I'm after is Compass,
<http://www.softgauge.com/compass/index.htm>, a web bookmarks manager
that includes outlining capabilities. It has a fairly rich .OTL
templating capability that gives you pretty fine-grain control over
HTML export, but the templating documentation is pretty poor. It also
isn't very sophisticated as a text editor (it is, however, the best
bookmarks manager I've ever found), and I'd much rather work in NTP.
I really appreciate folks' contributions on this. I may just have to
wait for the rewritten version of NTP.
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