Convert an HTML Document from the Web
Converting content from the Web is one of the things you will likely
do frequently with iSiloX. This tutorial shows you how to convert
the iSilo™ website at
into a document in iSilo™ format.
In iSiloX, to convert content to a document in
iSilo™ format, you need to tell iSiloX
how to create the document. To start doing so, hold down the
control key and click in the iSiloX document list window.
Then click Add in the context menu that you get.
This begins the process of adding a document entry to the
document list. A document entry provides information to iSiloX
on how to create a document.
The first necessary piece of information you need to provide
is the title you want to give the document. The title must
be unique among the documents that you create and use
because if two documents do not have unique titles, one will
overwrite the other.
Enter the title in this dialog and then click Next
to proceed to the next step.
The second necessary piece of information you need to provide
is the source of the content for the document. The dialog
shown here allows you to actually specify more than one source,
but you will only be adding one URL as the source.
Click Add URL/File so that you can specify the URL
of the source content.
Type http://www.iSilo.com into the edit box of the
Add URL/File dialog and then click OK.
After you click OK, you will see the URL
listed as a source. Click Next to continue
to the next step.
The third necessary piece of information you need to provide
is the location where you want the converted document to go.
To have the document automatically installed to your device
the next time you HotSync® after converting the document,
select your user name from the HotSync® user name list
in this dialog.
By default, the option Convert the document immediately when
I click Done is checked. When you click Done, iSiloX
immediately converts the content at http://www.iSilo.com into
a document. If the option to convert immediately is not checked,
iSiloX only adds an entry for the document to the document list
without performing the conversion. In this latter case, you can
manually start the conversion.
Click Done to start the conversion.
iSiloX begins to download the content from the URL you provided
and shows the progress of the conversion. By default, iSiloX
follows links to a depth of one, so in the resulting document
that you get, you will be able to use the first level of
hyperlinks to reach the content to which they link.
After iSiloX is done with the conversion, it should give you
a message box informing you that the conversion was successful.
Click OK to dismiss the message box.
When you dismiss
the message box, you return to the document list, where you see
that iSiloX has added an entry to the document list with the
title, source, and destination information that you specified.
In addition, the Status column shows the date and time at
which the conversion finished as well as the size of the
resulting document and the message "Successful conversion"
to tell you that the last conversion completed succesfully.
Congratulations on having created a document based on content
from the Web. See
Convert a Text Document from Your Local Hard Drive for a
tutorial on converting a file stored on your computer's hard drive.