The software uses advanced text-recognition algorithms to detect the headings, bullets, indentation levels, emphasized text, tables and ASCII art in the original text. The result is a HTML page that reflects the structure of the original. AscToHTM detects many types of headings which are then used to generate a hyperlinked contents list for your file. The detected headings may then be used to split large files into a set of smaller pages, or a linked set frames.
All URLs and e-mail addresses are converted into active hyperlinks, as are user-specified keywords via a Link Dictionary feature. Full HTML table generation is attempted on plain text tables. Comma-delimited tables are also supported. A table definition feature allows you to identify different types of tables, their structure and the formatting to be applied. For example, tables with numerical data can be displayed as series of bar graphs. You can define the title, colors, standard HTML headers and footers, style sheets and meta-tags to be added. You can customize your HTML by defining a number of standard fragments.