Summary: Easier Pasting from Word Documents
Created: 2005-04-19 21:19
Description: For the group that Im using PMwiki with it is imperative that there be an easier method for pasting documents from MS Word into the wiki. Its an academic department who are are working on very long documents in Word & the tedium of wiki-fying is a real collaboration killer. (Were not talking about people who know regex here.)
What Id like is something that would transform tabbed paragraphs to line breaks, bold to bold, italic to italic, and bulleted lists to unordered lists, (headlines to headlines would be a plus, but not super important) similar to how the excel table thing works.
I realize that there is a staggering variety of word documents and nothing could work perfectly every time for every document, but Id be thrilled with the most basic functionality.
Unfortunately, writing a word-to-wiki translator sounds pretty involved. At any rate, this is an item left for the cookbook.