This article contains steps on converting a Microsoft Word document into a Wiki Article, including how to overcome several challenges you may encounter during the process.
Word allows the inclusion of not only image formats such as GIF, JPEG, and PNG, but also objects such as Visio diagrams that aren't truly images. One of the challenges in importing images contained within a document is identifying these objects and then
creating GIF, JPEG, or PNG versions of them. The following steps walk you through the process of saving out images from a word document and identifying problems that may be related to objects such as Visio diagrams.
After preparing images, it is now time to copy and paste the text of the article into the wiki. This can be accomplished several ways; for example, directly pasting into the wiki edtor or pasting into a dedicated HTML editing tool such as Windows Live Writer
or Expression Web. When pasting directly into the wiki editor, I recommend using the toolbar item of
Paste from Word, strip font, as this reduces the chance of specifying a font that may not be available on a readers system or using a font that offers a poor visual experience. This offers the 'cleanest' experience, in that it preserves most
of the formatting for things such as tables, background colors, etc. This is the method discussed in this section.
After inserting images, the wiki article should be a close match to the source Word document; only the formatting should differ as the wiki article will be displayed using the default wiki style sheet.
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