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rtf or doc import (11 posts)

  1. Halibutt
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Hello everyone. I run a small bi-weekly and use WP as a CMS. This means that every other week I have to upload dozens of texts at a time. It's both time-consuming and tedious: open the file in text editor, copy, paste, add bolding and such, save with a different date, open another text...

    My question is: is there a way to batch publish my rtf files, or at least import them straight to WP? I was looking for some plugin to do that, but could not find one. Ideally, the tool would allow me to select a number of files and some properties for all of them (like common date, publisher and category), doing the rest (applying formatting and so on) would be easy. Alternatively a simple one-by-one solution would be much of a help as well.

    BTW, all my rtf files are structured in the very same way, which could help. The file naming scheme I use is "<WP category> - <Title of a post> - <number of words>.rtf", and the first line always is "<WP category> | <Title of a post>". That should help I guess.

    Any ideas?

  2. covertandcloaked
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I'm in a very similar situation with 100's of text files from a newspaper column I write for a series of Canadian newspapers.

    John Wade
    http://www.johnwade.ca

  3. Halibutt
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Err... anyone? Pretty, pretty please with a sugar on a top... If meddling with .doc and .rtf formats is too hard (they're owned by Micro$oft after all), perhaps the same would be possible with .odf, which is free, or at least .txt? I think I could find some software converting my files en masse to one of those...

  4. moshu
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I am afraid this is not what you want to hear but this thread is the closest (as far as I can remember) to your "batch import" request.
    http://wordpress.org/support/topic/158602?replies=13#post-698676

    rtf or doc are NOT formats for the web or a database - so I don't think there is anything that could work from them directly.

  5. Halibutt
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Yup, I know those format are not exactly the same thing as html, but their conversion to .txt is pretty simple. That's why I believe including such an option would not be too difficult. Or am I getting the whole thing wrong?

  6. Halibutt
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Just to set things straight, I don't want to publish with Microsoft Word, but to be able to upload clean and tidy text from already-existing files. I guess this would be possible to implement, but I have no idea where to start. The link posted above is not exactly the thing I had in mind...

  7. EricaS
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Sorry to bring this back from the dead but I was wondering if anyone knows of a solution to this?

  8. EricaS
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Actually, I just realized that I had a copy of Adobe Contribute. And with that it is possible.

  9. pepijndevos
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    i am a mac user, so i don't know if this works, but if you click the kitchen sink icon in tinymce it shows a paste from word icon.

    maybe save the word document as html and paste it in the code view?(yea, i know word writes crap html)

    the next best thing is to make xml files and use the import feature...

  10. Halibutt
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Sadly, no solution as of yet. Pasting the content doesn't really solve the problem, as I'd still have to manually open each and every file, Ctrl+C, Ctrl+V and so on. This gets a tad boring when there's hundreds of files to be opened at once. I'll try Adobe Contribute, sadly Windows Live Writer doesn't allow it.

  11. kellya29
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Halibutt - did you ever get this to work?

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