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Grutatxt

Grutatxt is a plain text to HTML (and other formats) converter. It successfully converts subtle text markup to lists, bold, italics, tables, and headings to their corresponding HTML, troff, man page, or LaTeX markup without having to write unreadable source text files.

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  •  25 Feb 2011 08:47

    Release Notes: This release allows a table of contents to be generated and the processing of mailto URLs.

    •  20 Jan 2009 15:02

      Release Notes: This release avoids generating overly long URLs and provides a true verbatim mode (though a backwards-compatible flag can be used in case it's needed). Also, a new tool to convert texts in POD format to Grutatxt is provided.

      •  06 Apr 2008 10:31

        Release Notes: HTML quality has been improved in this release.

        •  15 Jan 2007 18:38

          Release Notes: This release fixes sporadic hangups that happened under UTF-8 locales.

          •  14 Oct 2006 20:15

            Release Notes: This release includes new markup for monospaced text and inline code by enclosing text between a backtick and an apostrophe. An option was added in the command line utility to set the HTML charset encoding (with a default of iso-8859-1). An option was added in the LaTeX driver to change tabs into spaces. A bug was fixed in the man page driver that made extra indentations appear on blank lines.

            Recent comments

            28 Jul 2004 10:40 angeltriptico

            Re: That's a great little utility!


            > Angel,

            >

            > The "source format" is very

            > close to the style I am writing my

            > drafts anyway.

            Thank you very much! This is the very same reason why I did Grutatxt; it uses exactly the same format I use when writing drafts and emails.

            > P.S.: what is the story behind the

            > peculiar name of it? Somehow I keep

            > thinking that grutatxt could become more

            > popular more quickly if your

            > "marketing department" could

            > come up with a name that is easy to

            > remember, spell and pronounce.... ;-)

            :-) The strange name has its origin in a bigger project, Gruta (spanish for Grotto), that was to be a big web application combining a CMS and a hierarchical notepad for workgroups, not too different from FAQ-O-Matic. 'Grutatxt' was just the text processing module. The CMS drifted to another project (with a name change), and the workgroup thing just got left into oblivion.

            Anyway, I'll forward your message to the marketing department, for them to fix it ;-)

            Thanks again,

            Angel

            24 May 2004 11:44 pipitas

            That's a great little utility!
            Angel,

            thank you very much for that great little thing! I will use this daily from now. It was my Freshmeat discovery of the month! (The other one was how I could print during an NX/NoMachine remote session without the software actually supporting it officially -- but that's a different story...)

            The "source format" is very close to the style I am writing my drafts anyway. Most of my documents start as ASCII text. I prefer it because I can easier paste it into emails, for discussions with friends. Once a draft was pretty finished, I used to add the markup with Vim. Now your tool saves me a lot of time. I like it very much... ;-)

            Even greater is that you are going to add OpenOffice file format support! I am really looking forward to this!

            All the best, and thanks again!

            Kurt

            P.S.: what is the story behind the peculiar name of it? Somehow I keep thinking that grutatxt could become more popular more quickly if your "marketing department" could come up with a name that is easy to remember, spell and pronounce.... ;-)

            11 Dec 2003 08:18 angeltriptico

            Re: Worked like a charm

            > great product especialy how it can make
            > txt into tables!


            I'm glad you find it useful. Future versions will include more output formats, as OpenOffice.org Writer documents or man pages. Stay tuned.

            05 Dec 2003 13:53 jeff427

            Worked like a charm
            great product especialy how it can make txt into tables!

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