[BL] online document/webpage conversion svc

sindi keesan keesan at sdf.lonestar.org
Fri Oct 22 12:31:39 EDT 2004


On Fri, 22 Oct 2004, James Miller wrote:

> On Fri, 22 Oct 2004, sindi keesan wrote:
>
>>> Oops.  Spelling error.  Try
>>> http://wheel.compose.cs.cmu.edu:8001/cgi-bin/browse/objweb .
>>>
>> Tom conversion service.  Converts 40 formats of file, or URLs, between
>> things like gif, jpeg, ppm, Adobe wordperfect, word, excel, ppm, rtf.
>>
>> Where do I put the file to be converted?  The link marked explain gave me
>> a 404 not found.
>
> If you're using a graphical browser you'll see a "browse" button that will
> open a file browser where you can select a file from your system.  If
> you're using a text mode browser, you enter the full path to the file in
> the blank.  I get the same 404 error for the "Explain" link, regardless of
> what browser I use.

Thanks.  I have used Geocities website and it would not work at all 
without Windows.  Nor do any webmail programs I have tried let me upload 
without Windows.  Nice to know someone with a word to ascii convertor lets
you use it without a GUI.

>
>> The URL conversion sounds handy for posted WORD or pdf files - have you
>> tried that?
>
> No.  Just came across this service recently.  I had seen and used the CERN
> one previously, but it does not offer so many different conversion options
> as this one.  If you use this or other features, please post on how it
> worked/didn't work.  This service could be helpful to BL users.
>
> James
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