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October 22, 2014 10:36 am  #1


converting Word.doc formatting into forum code

Hi everyone,

for this year's Secret Santa fic exchange, we'll be posting fanfic directly here on the boards.

The question has arisen whether it is possible to automatically convert the formatting in a Word.doc (such as bold type, italics etc.) into our forum code (with the [ ] brackets), rather than having to go through all the fics and do it by hand.

Does anyone know whether that is possible, and if yes, how it works?

Thanks
Jolie (really no tech wizard)

Last edited by La Jolie (October 22, 2014 10:38 am)


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October 22, 2014 10:56 am  #2


Re: converting Word.doc formatting into forum code


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October 22, 2014 11:09 am  #3


Re: converting Word.doc formatting into forum code

http://www.freetutorialssubmit.com/convert-word-document-to-bbcode/1511
This should also work but I guess it needs more software skills. Advantage here is that you teach your WORD software to do the converting.


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October 22, 2014 11:39 am  #4


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Harriet aka Tech Wizard. http://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons/grin.png


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October 22, 2014 12:03 pm  #5


Re: converting Word.doc formatting into forum code

My second name, yeah 

Option 1 might produce somewhat odd results, though. One has to give it a try... 


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October 23, 2014 1:12 pm  #6


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Wow, Harriet! What would we do without you!? http://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons/happy.png




OK, just trying it out here with the two-step option (Word to html to BBcode):



 SHERLOCK (gesturing to his own left cheek): Punch me in the face.
JOHN: Punch you?
SHERLOCK: Yes. Punch me, in the face. (He gestures to his left cheek again.) Didn’t you hear me?
JOHN: I always hear ‘punch me in the face’ when you’re speaking, but it’s usually sub-text.
SHERLOCK (exasperated): Oh, for God’s sake.
He punches John in the face.



Yup, looks like the italics all came through! Lovely! Case solved. http://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons/grin.png

Last edited by La Jolie (October 23, 2014 1:22 pm)


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October 23, 2014 5:33 pm  #7


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As the one who most likely does not have to do tons of editing at 6 in the morning now I also thank you, Harriet. http://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons/wink.png


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October 23, 2014 5:55 pm  #8


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Delighted to hear that 

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October 23, 2014 11:53 pm  #9


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Awesome!


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February 8, 2019 2:32 pm  #10


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