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

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How to Convert a Microsoft Office Document into Wiki Format

How to Convert an existing word processing document into Wiki Format

Some contributors may wish to import part of a word document into an existing article. A simple copy and paste from word processing programs, will often bring unwanted coding such as enlarge or bold font. To eliminate any extraneous coding, you can use the following steps.

  1. Highlight the material in the word document you want to copy to the Wiki.
  2. Hit the right mouse bottom and click "copy" or hit CTLR+V. The material is now in your clipboard.
  3. Open "Notepad," a program that comes with your windows program, or "TextEdit" for a mac. If you cannot find these text editors, you can download a free text editor called "notepad++"
  4. Paste the material into anyone of these text editors. They will remove this unwanted coding.
  5. Then highlight this converted material and copy to your clipboard.
  6. Paste this material where you want it on a page using either Visual Editor or Wikitext.

Paste using VisualEditor

  1. Click on "Edit" at the top of the page to gain access to all of the article or "edit" next to the header of the section where you want to add the new material.
  2. Place your cursor where you want the new addition and hit CLTR+V or right click the mouse and click "copy."
  3. Save the page.

Paste using Wikitext

  1. Click on "Edit source" at the top of the page to gain access to all of the article or "edit source" next to the header where you want to add the new material.
  2. Place your cursor where you want the new addition and hit CLTR+V or right click the mouse and click "copy."
  3. Save the page.