A set of HTML documentation is maintained for AscToHTM. This is generated by AscToHTM and is expected to be more comprehensive, up to date, and easier to read than this help file (especially when wanting a broader view).
You should have got a set of this documentation when you got your copy of AscToHTM, however you can get more recent versions by visiting the web site
where you will also find instructions on how to get a .zip copy for your own use. This HTML documentation is, of course, entirely generated by AscToHTM itself. The text files used for the conversion are usually included in the .zip file.
The "main program documentation"
This is the best overview of what the software does and how it works, It relies heavily in turn on the following documents.
The "Policy manual"
Gives a description of using policies and policy files to tailor the program's conversions. Includes a section listing all policies and their effects, including a few that can't be set directly through the user interface of the Windows program.
The "Tag manual"
Gives a description of using the program's pre-processor and tagging system that can turn the program from a useful conversion utility into a more serious web authoring tool. Includes a chapter on the use of HTML fragments.
Answers some commonly asked questions, and gives pointers as to how the program works (and why it sometimes doesn't). Far from complete, it may at least give you a start on what to look at with your conversion problems.
This HTML documentation is, of course, entirely generated by AscToHTM itself, with no post-conversion editing. The text files used for the conversion are usually included in the .zip file.
RTF versions of some of these documents are also available, converted by our text-to-RTF converter AscToRTF.
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