Pasting tables to web page without pain
Posted on 2004-11-05
How to get word or excel tables into web pages without pain please?
If I paste a table from word into Dreamweaver (Ultradev 4) I get text only, table is lost. So I save the word file as an HTML page and open this in Dreamweaver. This is good except that there is heaps of word style formatting and the like to get rid of. The tables cannot be resized and reworked in DW as the little style bits prevent changes. Saving the word doc as a "filtered" HTML page (takes the word style formatting ) is only marginally better and of little use. Bottom line: it DOESN’T take out the nuisance formatting. In Dreamweaver, you can select clean up word doc but that removes very little of the rotten stuff. I find if I paste the table directly to another web app, Net Objects Fusion, that it pastes in as a web table and the table can be worked with normally. I can then “publish” the HTML page, open that in Dreamweaver and paste the table from that page to where I want to go.
Hmm. There has to be an easier way. With a short table I can remove bits manually from the HTML or do a global search and remove of each style bit, but not all tables are small.
Could I respectfully ask that we perhaps limit helpers to those people who have actually successfully solved this.