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Wiki WYSIWYG add-in for PC word processors

Posted: Tue Apr 12, 2011 3:42 am
by wongck
Following Add-in allows you to use Microsoft Word to edit an wiki page offline.
You use the normal Word bold, italic and tables features to create the Word document.

When done just choose File –> Save As and select MediaWiki* under file types.
Word will now convert and save the document in Wiki style markup.

You then just paste the contents onto the wiki editor box.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/d ... 0ebea8d933

Hopefully with this, it make creating pages on the wiki easier.

Re: Wiki WYSIWYG add-in for PC word processors

Posted: Tue Apr 12, 2011 3:58 am
by wongck
I know some guys don't have MS Word at home.... like me :mrgreen:
So here is the Open Office equivalent.... it's build-in !!!

On OpenOffice.org 2.3 has an Export to MediaWiki functionality.
Its simply, a File -> Export, give it a filename, and select MediaWiki.
Automatically, you have a .txt file, that you can paste directly into MediaWiki.

Re: Wiki WYSIWYG add-in for PC word processors

Posted: Tue Apr 12, 2011 5:18 am
by Ato
Great hint. Thanks!

Cheers,
T,

Re: Wiki WYSIWYG add-in for PC word processors

Posted: Tue Apr 12, 2011 6:57 am
by Dal
This is very handy... How does it cope with embedded images?

Re: Wiki WYSIWYG add-in for PC word processors

Posted: Tue Apr 12, 2011 7:06 am
by wongck
I haven't try any images with it yet.
I can't access the wiki now but will try later at home.

Re: Wiki WYSIWYG add-in for PC word processors

Posted: Tue Apr 12, 2011 12:09 pm
by wongck
Dal wrote:This is very handy... How does it cope with embedded images?


I created a wiki page with 2 photos in Word and converted it (at work :wink: ).
Uploaded the photos and wiki page at home and it is working.
Only thing was the image anchor for file name & alt-text seems to be swap by the converter :roll:.
So have to manually correct it :lol:

Look for "Wongck test" to see the results. :mrgreen: