Converting a StarOffice Document to HTML

Read the document BenefitsXSnapshot.sdw into StarOffice. It is in the directory /home/nblachman/html.

  1. Select Save As from the file menu.
  2. Specify the file type as HTML (StarWriter).
  3. Save the file as ~/public_html/benefits.html.
  4. Examine your public html directory and see what files StarOffice created.
    1. Open up a terminal window by clicking on the icon that has a terminal screen (5th from the right in KDE) or use the terminal window that you opened up when you created the public_html directory.
    2. Change the current working directory to public_html, by typing
      cd ~/public_html
    3. See what files were created by typing ls -lt
      in the terminal window. You will see a list of the most recent files created (along with lots of other information). What files did StarOffice create (the files with the most recent time stamps)?
    4. Examine the gif file with gimp, by typing "gimp" followed by the gif filename.
  5. Examine your page in your browser.
    1. In the location window of your browser, type
      to view your page, where "user" is the name you use to login to your system.
    1. From the File menu in Navigator, choose the "Open Page" from the File menu. The Open Page dialog box appears
    2. Click the "Choose File" button. The file browser appears.
    3. Navigate to your public_html directory. The name of your html file will now appear in the Files box.
    4. Click on the file and then hit the return key or click the "OK" button at the button left of the dialog box. Then click "Open in Navigator" in the Open Page dialog box. You should always check your work in your browser.

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I would appreciate comments, corrections, and
suggestions for how I can improve this course.

Nancy Blachman
Variable Symbols, Inc.
356 Bush Street
Mountain View, CA 94041-1332
650 966 8999
650 966 8998 fax
nancy- at

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