This page was written by Steven J. DeRose 2003-04-03, and was last updated on 2003-11-01.
This page gives access to a variety of resources that I hope will be useful.
Material strengths, densities, melting points, and fire resistance times; joist span tables; r-values for insulation; gauge equivalents for wire (with current capacity), needles, and other materials.
(music score paper, various shapes of logarithmic graph paper, etc).
These are all completely free and available for any lawful purpose or use.
Self-id: A way to include the URI of the document itself, in a way that works with any DTD or schema. This is useful because with it, whenever you save a document locally, you can find where it came from. Even if no one builds it into software (though I intend to myelf), it's good to use in documents you write because at least the information is there -- people can find and use it by hand if need be. It also lets you specify multiple identifiers: URI, PURL, DOI, ISBN, ISSN (with parameters that let you get to particular articles or pages),
Genre-id: A way to include category names the characterize the genre of the document itself, that works with any DTD or schema, and with any set of genre categories. This is useful because of the leverage search engines can gain from such explicit informtion.
Install this Word Basic macro and use it to get your MS Word documents into XML. It will use style names as element types where it can; but units that lack styles or have exceptions to their style, get divided into equivalence classes and given their own style names. It can write out a CSS style sheet as well. It also converts tables, bookmarks, revision-marking, highlighting, etc; it does not catch every odd case of list numbering, however.
Warning: there are bugs in here. Sometimes it just hangs, which I think is Word Basic's fault. And I haven't tested it with the latest versions. But give it a try, you may like the results or be able to tweak it a little to work better.
Install this Word Basic macro and use it to go through an entire directory and all its sub-directories, opening every Word file and doing a "Save As" to another form, such as RTF, HTML, or plain text.
A table of the many different video monitor, HDTV, and similar resolutions