Re: Tips to convert Google Docs into clean HTML?

Subject: Re: Tips to convert Google Docs into clean HTML?
From: Geoff Mann <geoff -dot- mann -at- uxwordsense -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Tue, 4 Feb 2020 12:23:39 -0500

Just to elaborate a bit, the key conversion issue I run into with various
methods is that ordered lists break when they contain nested items such as
paragraphs and other lists.

There is a script out there (thanks, Keith) --
http://jimbir.ch/blog/clean-google-docs-html-programmatically -- that is a
few steps in the right direction for individual files, but it doesn't solve
the list numbering issue. Plus, the process isn't ideal for a large number
of files primarily because it outputs to email, which adds steps to the
overall process.

There are also a couple online HTML generators such as
https://html-online.com/editor/ and https://htmlg.com/html-editor/, but
again they don't handle nested lists well and are limited to one file at a
time. That said, any one-file-at-a-time solution is workable considering
that's all I have now.

Cheers!

On Mon, Feb 3, 2020 at 10:34 PM Geoff Mann <geoff -dot- mann -at- uxwordsense -dot- com>
wrote:

> Hey folks,
>
> I hope to speed up my manual process for converting Google Docs into clean
> HTML, which currently consists of copying G Doc content into a CMS's
> WYSIWYG and cleaning up the HTML with a few search-and-replaces a couple
> manual tweaks. I'm sure there isn't a magic one-click solution that will
> convert the full range of formatting options that a tech writer utilizes
> (e.g., in-list indentations and nested lists), but does anyone happen to
> use a Chrome plugin or script that can export clean(er) HTML? Bonus points
> for a solution that can handle a batch of Google Doc files as once.
>
> Thanks for pondering.
>
> --
> Geoff
>
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
Visit TechWhirl for the latest on content technology, content strategy and content development | https://techwhirl.com

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

You are currently subscribed to TECHWR-L as archive -at- web -dot- techwr-l -dot- com -dot-

To unsubscribe send a blank email to
techwr-l-leave -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com


Send administrative questions to admin -at- techwr-l -dot- com -dot- Visit
http://www.techwhirl.com/email-discussion-groups/ for more resources and info.

Looking for articles on Technical Communications? Head over to our online magazine at http://techwhirl.com

Looking for the archived Techwr-l email discussions? Search our public email archives @ http://techwr-l.com/archives


References:
Tips to convert Google Docs into clean HTML?: From: Geoff Mann

Previous by Author: Tips to convert Google Docs into clean HTML?
Next by Author: Re: Content management
Previous by Thread: Tips to convert Google Docs into clean HTML?
Next by Thread: RE: Content management


What this post helpful? Share it with friends and colleagues:


Sponsored Ads