Port80 Forums Fast Hit Web Hosting

Our Platinum Sponsors:


Go Back   Port80 Forums > General > Chit Chat

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 30-10-2009, 11:03 AM
gnasher_44 gnasher_44 is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 11
gnasher_44 is on a distinguished road
Default CMS query

Hi
is there a way of copying and pasting large amounts of text from indesign or word into a CMS, the text is heavily formatted with supercript and italics etc. and would like to keep the re-formatting to a mimimum.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 30-10-2009, 11:06 AM
Ray's Avatar
Ray Ray is offline
Senior Member
AWIA Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Perth, Western Australia
Posts: 336
Ray is on a distinguished road
Default

I usually paste into notepad and then copy it from there to the CMS to remove all the crap.
__________________
Perth Surf Report
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 30-10-2009, 12:41 PM
heist heist is offline
Senior Member
AWIA Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 573
heist is on a distinguished road
Default

port80's own nick cowie has a util you might find useful:

http://nickcowie.com/other/clean.html
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 30-10-2009, 02:21 PM
gnasher_44 gnasher_44 is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 11
gnasher_44 is on a distinguished road
Default Re: CMS query

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ray View Post
I usually paste into notepad and then copy it from there to the CMS to remove all the crap.
I actually want to retain all the "crap"

print publications are being converted to web pages and due to the technical subject matter I need to keep all the formatting which mainly consists of italics and superscript No's - and lots of them.

on another note, where's the best place to buy Dreamweaver - not as a package, but purely Dreamweaver on it's own, without having to wait too long.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 30-10-2009, 03:58 PM
jacobkball jacobkball is offline
Junior Member
AWIA Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Tasmania
Posts: 11
jacobkball is on a distinguished road
Default

For buying Dreamweaver - I would imagine directly from the Adobe website would be the quickest method, seeing as you can download it directly.

http://www.adobe.com/products/dreamweaver/
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 30-10-2009, 04:13 PM
nickobec's Avatar
nickobec nickobec is offline
Senior Member
AWIA Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Perth
Posts: 648
nickobec is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by heist View Post
port80's own nick cowie has a util you might find useful:

http://nickcowie.com/other/clean.html
It is not perfect it fails big time in ie8, if you are using FF, chrome or Safari you have to cut, paste, hit button, hit painful javascript button, cut and paste.

IE 6 or 7 cut from word, paste, hit button and paste

Designed to take the crap HTML word generates and clean it up into real HTML. Unfortunately that is what you get HTML, so as long as you paste raw HTML into your CMS it works like a charm.

Did a great job here, take a couple of hundred A4 pages and pasted into roughly the same number of CMS pages. Keeping links, italics and bold. Author did not use headings, so he had to add them in the CMS.
__________________
Nick Cowie
nickcowie.com
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 03-11-2009, 07:00 AM
webnothing webnothing is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: australia
Posts: 36
webnothing is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by nickobec View Post
It is not perfect it fails big time in ie8, if you are using FF, chrome or Safari you have to cut, paste, hit button, hit painful javascript button, cut and paste.

IE 6 or 7 cut from word, paste, hit button and paste

Designed to take the crap HTML word generates and clean it up into real HTML. Unfortunately that is what you get HTML, so as long as you paste raw HTML into your CMS it works like a charm.

Did a great job here, take a couple of hundred A4 pages and pasted into roughly the same number of CMS pages. Keeping links, italics and bold. Author did not use headings, so he had to add them in the CMS.
I have the exact same issue at the moment. I am contracted to build a website for a publishing company that has a magazine that they want online. I hinted to them that they should have pdf articles available for reading rather than a html equivalent. But I'm trying to get the html equivalent working also just to give them some more value.

They are exporting from Quark to pdf and I was hoping the Quark exporting for html were any good. But if not, then your converter is giving me some ideas just in case Quark generates invalid html.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 04-11-2009, 01:54 PM
MicroedWebServices MicroedWebServices is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Morayfield, Qld, Australia
Posts: 16
MicroedWebServices is on a distinguished road
Default

i usually use WYSIWYG in for my CMS and i can copy and paste as much stuff as i want in there and it keeps all the 'crap'. also if you get adobe contribute, you can use that to put all the wording into your pages.
__________________
MicroEd Website Design Morayfield, Brisbane
www.microedwebservices.com
Follow us on Twitter @MicroEdWeb
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT +8. The time now is 10:29 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.