TableCloth 1.5
a spreadsheet to HTML table converter applet
by Ben Eloy; beloy@istore.com

Script Tools 1.3.5 are copyright 1993-1995, Mark Alldritt;
All Rights Reserved

speed modifications by Brad Hutchings at Hutchings Software Development
(hsd@earthlink.net)

user interface modifications by Dan Meriwether at Digital Internet Systems
Consultants (DRM@Dis.org)

Description

TableCloth is a small AppleScript applet which converts tab-delimited text
to HTML table format; because it converts simple ASCII text, it can
convert files from a multitude of spreadsheet and database applications.
Users of Microsoft's Excel, Claris' ClarisWorks, Lotus' 1-2-3, and Claris'
FileMaker Pro can all benefit from the easy table generation which
TableCloth provides.

Requirements

TableCloth requires AppleScript.  If you don't have AppleScript, you can
get it as part of Apple's System 7.5 Upgrade kit, available from Apple
http://www.apple.com.

TableCloth also requires two of Mark Aldritt's ScriptTools OSAXen; they
are included by permission of the author.  If you don't already have
ScriptTools installed, move the two Scripting Additions into the
"Scripting Additions" folder in the "Extensions" folder of your Mac's
"System Folder."

Instructions

1.  Create a database or spreadsheet in your program of choice. 2.  Save
your document as “tab delimited” or “ASCII text.” 3.  Drag the converted,
ASCII text document onto the TableCloth icon. 4.  TableCloth will ask you
for your preferred file save state; after the first run, your preferred
save state will be the default state, so you'll only have to hit (return)
to select your default save state. 5.  TableCloth will prompt you for
, , and 
tags. 6. Your Mac will beep to indicate that the conversion has finished. Acknowledgments I can't thank Brad Hutchings at Hutchings Software Development (hsd@earthlink.net) enough; he took the time to tweak TableCloth's code so that it now processes at a much higher speed. I'd also like to thank Dan Meriwether for his user interface modifications; they've made TableCloth more pleasant to use. Additional thanks to Mark Alldritt for permitting use of his ScriptTools OSAXen. Emailware If you like this applet, I ask only that you send me an email at this address: beloy@istore.com Please tell me what you like about the program and what you'd like to see in the future. I promise to send notification of new versions and updates to anyone who registers. The latest version of this applet can always be found on the Info-Mac archives; try http://hyperarchive.lcs.mit.edu/HyperArchive/Recent-Summary.html for starters. Notice! Please do not distribute modified copies of this applet. If you'd like to include this applet with a program you're distributing, please email me. If you need to modify the applet for your personal use, that's fine. You may distribute the applet as much as you like, so long as you include this ReadMe and do not modify the applet in any way. Enjoy! Copyright information for Script Tools: Script Tools 1.3.5 Copyright © 1993-1995 Mark Alldritt All Rights Reserved ScriptTools 1.3.5 is available via ftp at: ftp://gaea.scriptweb.com/applescript/osaxen Revision History Version 1.5 - removed Progress Bar; user interface modifications by Dan Meriwether. Version 1.4 - removed save to clipboard, added save to file Version 1.3 - significant speed increase due to Brad Hutchings' (hsd@earthlink.net) modifications. Version 1.2 - third release; removed save to file; added save to clipboard; added default , ,
modifiers; added Progress Bar support; moved to Jon's Commands OSAX; tuned ReadMe. Version 1.1 - second release; added save to file, sped up, included OSAXen, added title, caption, and table centering options; released 27-28 December 1995. Version 1.0 - first incarnation, created 26 December 1995. Version 1.1 - second release; added save to file, sped up, included OSAXen, added title, caption, and table centering options; released 27-28 December 1995. Version 1.0 - first incarnation, created 26 December 1995.