Converting from HTML

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Most www browsers will convert html to plain text, for example the Linemode browser or Lynx:

www -na "some-URL" > my-text

lynx -dump "some-URL" > my-text

(See the Lynx documentation)

Mosaic, Netscape Navigator, Internet Explorer and other browsers will let you "save as" plain text, and in some versions also in other formats including formatted text and PostScript.

SGML tools

Some SGML tools will allow you to convert HTML to other formats. For instance:

Further information is available on SGML resources and tools.

Other tools

Check out word processor filters, some of which work both ways, and also HTML editors.


MS, CERN 19 March 1999