Help:How to Convert a Microsoft Office Document into Wiki Format

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To create a wiki page from a Microsoft Office document, do the following:  
 
To create a wiki page from a Microsoft Office document, do the following:  
  
#Download and install [http://download.openoffice.org/ Open Office].  
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#Download and install [http://download.openoffice.org/ Open Office]. This takes about five minutes and is free.  
 
#Open your document in the appropriate Open Office tool (for example: Writer for Word documents or HTML files, Calc for Excel spreadsheets).  
 
#Open your document in the appropriate Open Office tool (for example: Writer for Word documents or HTML files, Calc for Excel spreadsheets).  
 
#On the menu, click '''File''', and then click '''Export'''.  
 
#On the menu, click '''File''', and then click '''Export'''.  
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#Change the line to read as follows: '''{| width="75%" border="1"<br>'''Note: You can change the percentage value for "width" to make your table wider or narrower.
 
#Change the line to read as follows: '''{| width="75%" border="1"<br>'''Note: You can change the percentage value for "width" to make your table wider or narrower.
  
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Revision as of 18:59, 28 May 2008

To create a wiki page from a Microsoft Office document, do the following:

  1. Download and install Open Office. This takes about five minutes and is free.
  2. Open your document in the appropriate Open Office tool (for example: Writer for Word documents or HTML files, Calc for Excel spreadsheets).
  3. On the menu, click File, and then click Export.
  4. The Save window will appear. In the Files of Type dropdown, choose MediaWiki.
  5. Choose a folder in which you want to save the file.
  6. Click Save. A text docment (.txt) will be created. Open that document in NotePad or another text editor.
  7. In FamilySearch Wiki, choose to create a document.
  8. On the editor toolbar, click the Wikitext button (you do not need ot do this if you have the rich text editor disabled in your preferences).
  9. Copy the contents of the text document, and then paste them into the wiki authoring window.  (See the "Special Instructions" section below for additional help regarding tables.)
  10. At the bottom of the screen, click Save Page.


Special Instructions

To format a table after pasting the text:

  1. Search the document for this line: {| class="prettytable"
    The line will appear once for each table that is in the document.
  2. Change the line to read as follows: {| width="75%" border="1"
    Note: You can change the percentage value for "width" to make your table wider or narrower.