I need to convert an email newsletter into an html page without having to reproduce it. The problem is that the sender is technologically hindered. Here is how he generates the email:
In MS Word, he opens a previous template, updates any new text, provides all sorts of formatting and spacing, and then sends the email from inside Word (the best I can figure out from speaking with him). It's likely some sort of Word-Outlook deal he's actually doing, but I do know he's using Word to do it.
I receive the email, along with its 1990s formatting, and need to convert it into an html document to put it on a website each week. He wants the formatting to be exactly like he provided. Getting him to generate the HTML directly from Word is not much of an option.
I have tried copy and paste from the email into Word, directly opening it in Word, copying into several HTML editors, and several other things, but nothing seems to retain the formatting, spacing, and tables that are used. The only workaround we have found is if he emails me the actual .doc file, and I use that to generate the html manually. However, he usually forgets to send it and I then have to manually request it, which may take several days to get it live.
Can anyone think of a better way to do this?