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Directory-2-HTML

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Type of Program: HTML Converter
Supported Platform: Win 95/98/NT
Author's Name: Brian Barber
Version: 2.3
Price: free
Installed size: 1.93K

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Directory-2-HTML is designed to generate a listing of any filetype you specify from any directory (folder) on your drive -- and then it creates a web-ready HTML page, complete with hyperlinks. Yippee! This is great if your web site lists lots of images, sounds, or other files you make available for your visitors to download. Directory-2-HTML is handy, too, if you just want to generate a nice summary of all files in your directory, by filetype. (For example, you could select DOC or TXT to get a listing of all such files in the folder/directory.) Does this cool tool ever save you a whole lot of keyboard time!

For web authors, some of the important features are customizable title, header, footer, and mailto, plus some META tag support. The program also has the ability to add a shell extension to the right click menu of folders, making it easy to create HTML pages while you're browsing via Windows explorer. Directory-2-HTML also can be minimized to the system tray for on-the-fly access. There are numerous options to make this program generate the kinds of files you want, including a directory picker that lets your hyperlinks reflect local or server file-paths. You can make things easy by choosing the "basic" operating mode (and let the program do all the work), or the "advanced" mode when you want to direct or modify the HTML output parameters. Whichever.

Directory-2-HTML is one of those great little freeware tools that you soon know you'd gladly pay for. The author continually upgrades the program in response to user comments, and there's a good FAQ at the product website. Definitely, check it out.

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Cost: free
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Support: send comments to : billyb99@gte.net or brian@barber.net
Reviewed by Bobbie Crowell rjaye@mail.inforum.net
ICQ # 9407183


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