Copying a Word document into Synthasite

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I really don't know if this is new or not.

The question came up as to copying a Word document into Synthasite. It can't be done directly as we know and the standard way of cutting and pasting through Notepad does lose a lot of features.

I was trialing a thought. Opened the Word doc and then saved it as an HTML document.
I then copied the HTML Word doc and pasted that into Notepad

Copied the resultant document from notepad and placed it into an HTML widget. saved and published. There it was.

The images were cut out but the text colour and formatting had remained. It would be possible then to paste the images back into the document somehow (???)
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This is the Word file:




This is the published file of the HTML conversion with Word.
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Just to add to this, I have copied cut and pasted pages of my websites inside of synthasite with little problem....I might have had to recenter somethings a bit but all the links still work, etc...AND, I have copied cut and pasted entire links between pages inside of synthasite but on two completely different website address. Whoda thought that would work but synthasite still allows you to use the tags of the pics from inside of your picture manager even if they arent loaded to that particular website. Figured that one out while I was trying to get that 3 in 1 website split up into 3. I will eventually go in and back them up properly but just thought I would share.
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Summary:

1. Open the .doc file in Word
2. save as an html file in Word.
3. Open the html file with Notepad.
4. Select the text in notepad and copy it with the Notepad Edit facility.

5. Place an HTML place-holder onto your synthasite web page
6. Paste the copied Notepad file into the HTML holder.
7. Save & Publish (Update)
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FYI

If you want to try copying verbatim (text, font, size, color, image placement/alignment) from one site to the next or from one page to the next and you have text and images in the text widget simply:

1) Click on/in the text widget you wish copied
2) Click on the HTML in the toolbar
3) Once the HTML pop-up appears highlight all code and copy
4) Open to the new page or site
5) Drag a new text widget onto your page
6) Click once on/in the text widget
7) Click the HTML in the toolbar
8) Once the HTML pop-up appears delete the small amount of code contained within
9) Paste the copied code from the first page in its place
10) Click "OK"

Its that easy and only the code is copied and no nonessential snippets from highlighting content and images from one page to the next. This ensures that your content was and looks the same from one to the next.

Enjoy and happy site building...
Ed
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Following on then I have now been able to recreate the complete Word document into a web-page following the method above.

On first placement into the web page images didn't appear. They couldn't as neither the image files or the directory it was pointing to were available.

I copied the image files with the File manager into a folder in "resources". Then edited the html in the web page and replaced the locations of each of the image files; "resources/{folder}/image.jpg (or.png)

The web page appeared as a facsimile of the Word document.

I then repeated the procedure using the Firefox method and a text widget as outlined by Ed. The web-page showed a nearly perfect result.


This is the original Word document:




The image below is a screen capture of the web page converted from the Word page:



The use of a two sided widget would allow further control of the apparent page width, approaching that of the original Word document
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Hey Peter glad you have a somewhat of a similar image... You know you were but a few hours away from a tutorial that I was making that allows for inserting the complete page from Word in a webpage format into a text widget and everything appearing but the images. In the place of the image there is a blank box that once clicked on you can select the image button in the toolbar and then upload the image you had there originally. The real cool thing about it is that the images are movable with the (up-down-left-right) arrows; as well the text boxes are independent of each other within a text widget. It is the weirdest thing to be able to move things around a text widget like that.
I am beat and must sleep so I will save that one for later...
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That sounds like a fantastic enhancement Ed. I'll certainly look forward to it in due course. This really is looking like a very elegant true WYSIWYG editor for creating web pages in Synthasite.
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Overall Summary:

1. Open the .doc file in Word
2. Save as an html filtered file in Word.
3. Open the html file with Notepad or Firefox. (Ed has noted that Firefox can do this more accurately)
4. Select the text and copy it .
5. Place a Text place-holder onto your synthasite web page
6. Paste the copied file into the Text holder.
7. Edit the html image references and replace any references to the image files (or possibly music, video files) with the name and address in the "resources" folder : {resources/{folder name}/filename.ext (".ext" would be replaced with any image filetype extension used).
8. Upload the image or other files into the appropriate location with the File Manager.
9. Save & Publish

Once again I would use a trial page before finalising this process on a populated page.
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Hello Peter
Looks like that html converter is now a free trial download and they have changed the URL....I have a free forever version...I don't know if it is worth the $9.95 price or not but here is the link on cnet.com....http://download.cnet.com/WonderWebWar...
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Thank you John for this follow-up. I will check it out.