On Sat, 2012-12-15 at 12:21 -0500, Jim Giner wrote:

> On 12/15/2012 8:26 AM, tamouse mailing lists wrote:
> > On Dec 13, 2012 4:50 PM, "Jim Giner" <jim.gi...@albanyhandball.com> wrote:
> >>
> >> Thanks for all the posts.  After reading and googling all afternoon, I
> > think the best approach for me is:
> >>
> >> Create two macros in Word (done!) to export each of my .doc files to .txt
> > and .pdf formats.
> >>
> >> Create a sql table to hold the .txt contents of my .doc files, along with
> > a reference to the meeting date and the name of the corresponding .pdf file.
> >>
> >> Upload my two sets of files with an ftp client and then use a script to
> > load the table with my .txt file data.
> >>
> >
> > Why not use php to upload the set of files?
> >
> >> Now I just need a couple of scripts to allow a user to locate a file and
> > bring up the pdf for when he wants to read about a meeting.  And a second
> > script to accept user input (search words) and perform a query against the
> > textual data and present some kind of results - probably a listing
> > containing a reference to the meeting date and a tbd-length string showing
> > the matching result for each occurrence, ie, something like n chars in
> > front of and after the match so the user can see the context of the match.
> >>
> >> Sizes - a 28k .doc file grows to 142kb in .pdf format and is only 5kb in
> > .txt format.  (actually, if I 'print' the .doc as a pdf instead of using
> > the Word's "File,Save as", the resulting pdf is only 70kb.  Might need a
> > new macro!)
> >>
> >> Thanks again!
> >>
> >>
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> >
> cause I dont' now how php could do such a thing?  The only way I know of 
> is thru a 'file' input on an html page which is a pia since I would have 
> to do it for each file.  With an ftp client I can just drag/drop the 
> files in 10 seconds.  In the future, as I add additional docs, one at a 
> time, I'll have a simple html form for doing that.

I believe Chrome supports drag and drop for file inputs now. I do know
that Chrome and Firefox support multiple uploads from one form element
without the need for things like Uploadify.


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