Re: Optimizing Word docs for import to Confluence

Subject: Re: Optimizing Word docs for import to Confluence
From: Robert Lauriston <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com>
To: Ryan Young <ryangyoung -at- gmail -dot- com>, TECHWR-L Writing <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 21 Feb 2014 11:18:12 -0800

Confluence recognizes only the default Word heading style names, so
reformat as necessary.

If I had a lot of docs to import, I'd probably create a Confluence
page with examples of all the supported styles, export that to Word,
import it to another page, and make sure that everything comes in as
expected. Then I'd use that Word doc as a guide for reformatting the
legacy docs.

On Fri, Feb 21, 2014 at 10:54 AM, Ryan Young <ryangyoung -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:
> Hello,
>
> I know that Confluence has Office Connector, which makes importing Word
> docs fairly easy. I also know that that feature has some "serious bugs,"
> according to this post:
> http://www.techwr-l.com/archives/1309/techwhirl-1309-00143.html#.UweY__ldWXw(and
> this linked list of issues:
> https://jira.atlassian.com/browse/OFFCONN-18?jql=project%20%3D%20OFFCONN%20
> ).
>
> I am going to import a fair number of Word docs into Confluence. I wonder
> if anyone has any suggestions on how to clean up the formatting in the Word
> docs so that post-import cleanup is minimized. I realize some cleanup is
> probably inevitable, but any tips or tricks would be much appreciated!
>
> Thanks!
> -Ryan
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