LIS 677 - XRefHT32 Introduction

Here's a couple of suggested sequences of steps for producting your HTML index for the Indexing HTML files assignment.

First, if you have version 1.1.6 or better of XRefHT32, try the following.

  1. Collect your 10 files and record their URLs.
  2. Run XRefHT32.
  3. For each of the 10 URLs,
    1. select File|From URL|Extract targets from the menus, paste in the URL, and click on "OK";
    2. select File|From URL|Extract title and click on "OK";
    3. select File|From URL|Extract meta keywords and click on "OK";
    4. tidy up the new entries so that the URL has 1-3 well-constructed entries (this may involve deleting less useful entries, modifying the wording of headings, or, if necessary, inserting new items and giving them appropriate headings).
  4. Select File|Create HTML Index..., enter a name for the HTML index file, and click on "OK".

Otherwise, the following, older method is available as an alternative.

  1. Collect your 10 files and record their URLs.
  2. Run XRefHT32.
  3. For each of the 10 URLs,
    1. select Window|Editing from the menus;
    2. in the Editing Window, select File|Open URL..., enter the URL, and click on the "OK" button;
    3. click on the pane containing the HTML code and press Ctrl-A to select all the code;
    4. select Edit|Copy (this will copy all the HTML code to the clipboard);
    5. select Window|Indexing;
    6. in the Indexing Window, select, in turn, Targets, Title, and Meta Keywords from the Edit|Extract From Clipboard submenu, in each case clicking on "OK" in the URL Prefix dialog;
    7. in the Indexing Window, tidy up the new entries.
  4. Select File|Create HTML Index..., enter a name for the HTML index file, and click on "OK".

You can now select Tools|Preview in Browser to see your index in your default browser.


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Last updated August 29, 2006.
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