[fckglite] Using the MS Word Paste tool
- From: Myron Turner <turnermm02@xxxxxxx>
- To: "fckglite@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <fckglite@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 04 Oct 2010 12:44:31 -0500
What follows is an exchange I had with someone off-list, and I thought it might be of use.
I must insert a lot of Word Docs in my Wiki. I tried the Word Plugin, but sometime i can't save, after adding some Pages of the Word Doc.
There are probably some formatting features of MS Word .doc files which the plugin can't process, or else which FCKeditor can't parse, or both. And perhaps file size plays a part. But I experimented and found that you could paste in some fairly large and complex .doc files. I am still using a pre-docx MS Word, so more recent versions might do things which I have not accounted for in upgrading the plugin.
To improve my workflow i tried another way of uploading: safe the Word docs to Html(with openoffice) and add the code in the Source "Window" in fckg. Could there be any problems in the future with editing the sites or is this a good method?
As for using HTML, that certainly seems to be a good solution, which I had never tried (or thought of) myself. But it seems to work OK, because the FCKeditor ignores what it doesn't understand. So when it saves a document, it saves it in a format that both it and the fckgLite parser can deal with. Therefore, there shouldn't be any problems on re-editing.
I did find that when pasting in from HTML files created by MS Word, the result was not perfect, because MS Word relies heavily on CSS, and in one test instance the FCKeditor froze up. But Open Office doesn't rely heavily on CSS for formatting, and so it seems to work quite well.
If anyone has a .doc file that PasteWord chokes on and can share it with me, please pass it on, and I will try to see what is happening.
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