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From: Mike and Sylvia Bisson <>
Subject: Re: [CI] Baptisms on line
Date: Fri, 14 May 2010 13:27:16 +0200
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> Their present form (v.large, HTML tables totalling some 150Mb) is not
> very practical for uploading or copying anywhere. I guess that if I were
> to write a program to extract the actual data and put it into either a
> spreadsheet or a CSV file, this would make things a lot smaller and a
> lot easier to manage.
If you can get them into a spreadsheet file (I use Excel 2007) they can
then be sorted by name and I can add them to the appropriate Jerripedia
family pages bit by bit. I can also combine them all into an
alphabetical listing to be placed elsewhere in Jerripedia.
My biggest problem in formatting them for Jerripedia is inserting a '|'
character (<shift> \) at the beginning of each line. This is
Jerripedia's way of knowing that a TAB is required, although I am having
trouble positioning the tabs and have had to use the dotted lines in
each section to ensure adequate spacing for each column. I've no doubt
that I can speed up the transformation from spreadsheet to Jerripedia
page with a bit of further experimentation.