[NTLK] QuickView documents
jake at allaboutjake.com
Tue Feb 14 21:00:24 EST 2017
Joel. This is an interesting idea. Might be more easily converted back to HTML. I was wondering if something could be applescripted to export each topic as an individual file... then back to HTML using some sort of converter. Not sure if there are any converters that will properly parse tables and such from a PDF and output well formatted HTML though.
Dash doc sets are just HTML files with a SQLite index so if we can get nice HTML versions for each function and topic, then it would be trivial to create a nice navigable NewtonScript reference.
Thanks for looking at it. If I get some time, I'll play with the PDF you sent.
> On Feb 14, 2017, at 8:10 AM, Joel M. Sciamma <joel at inventors-emporium.co.uk> wrote:
> I was following the discussion about QuickView and I have this running on my PB G3, so I opened the Newton Programmers Guide 2.1 in this format (already available in PDF) and printed the entire contents to a postscript file, converted to PDF.
> The file is at this link:
> So it is possible to get useful files from this qv file format but the links are not active. However, it might be useful intermediary step in generating something more usable.
> I’ll keep fiddling.
> Reminded once again how nice (and fast) those document viewers were.
>> 3. "QuickView" docsets (Jake Bordens)
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>> Date: Sun, 12 Feb 2017 21:21:57 +0000
>> From: Jake Bordens <jake at allaboutjake.com>
>> To: "newtontalk at newtontalk.net" <newtontalk at newtontalk.net>
>> Subject: [NTLK] "QuickView" docsets
>> Message-ID: <5DE7F16C-E3A0-45A5-BCBD-2ADFFB292D10 at allaboutjake.com>
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>> Does anyone know how to view/convert ?QuickView? docsets?
>> My hope would be able to convert it to a format that Dash or another docset viewer would be able to view.
>> The other alternative is to try and convert the NewtonScript PDFs into HTML and then into a Docset, but I was hoping that QuickView could be somehow converted.
>> I can?t even find a quickview viewer for Mac Classic, so I?m guessing these .qv files are useless. Just figured I?d ask if anyone had any experience with them. While I?d like to have The NewtonScript Rreferences in a more cross referenced and searchable format, I don?t thin PDF->HTML->Docset is going to be an easy path.
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