Talk:Microsoft Word Macros

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Converting Embedded Images[edit]

--Rigolo 09:43, 29 March 2006 (UTC) says:

I encounter a lot of word documents that have embedded images in the text. When using these word macro's these images are "lost" and there is also no information in the converted document to identify where these images where in the text. So when you need to convert a lot of documents with embedded images it takes a long time to extract the images and place them correctly in the new wiki document.

I would like to propose the following:

In word you can save a document as HTML. This will create a seperate "folder" with all the embedded images as seperate PNG files. These images are numbered from 1 to n. This might be a quick way of converting all embedded images to files that can be uploaded to a wiki. The drawback is that the images are always numbered from 1 to n for each document and do not get a unique name.

This does not yet solve the reference to these images in the converted document. I noticed that you can use the VBA functions to select the embedded images. These images are either "Shape" objects or "InLineShapes". A function could be written that will loop through all the shapes in the document and replaces it with a [[Image:<name>]] tag where the <name> could be a generic name based on the file-name and sequence number. This way you know at least where your images should be located in the wiki document. Than all that is left is upload the pictures to the wiki.

I also found a project that can extract the image information from a word document with the original resolution. This is code that was created by Stephen Lebans and can be found on his web page web page under the file section Word.zip

Table Conversion Update[edit]

A slightly different way of doing tables that takes colspanning into account. 207.93.211.186 00:40, 18 October 2005 (UTC)


' Convertion des tables
Sub wp_wiki_tableau()

Dim tableau As Table
Dim aRange As Range

For Each tableau In ActiveDocument.Tables
    Dim i As Integer
    Dim j As Integer
    Dim totalCols As Integer
    Dim strCellSep As String
    ' keep the total rows in a separate variable for
    ' column spanning
    totalCols = tableau.Columns.Count
    
    For i = 1 To tableau.Rows.Count
        For j = 1 To tableau.Rows(i).Cells.Count
            Selection.Find.ClearFormatting
            '
            ' First row will always be considered a header
            ' All other rows are tabular data.
            '
            
            If i = 1 Then
                strCellSep = "!"
            Else
                strCellSep = "|"
            End If
            '
            ' possible column spanning
            '
            If ((j = tableau.Rows(i).Cells.Count) And (j < totalCols)) Then
                'irritatingly, the formatting separator is always a pipe
                tableau.Cell(i, j).Range.InsertBefore " colspan=" & totalCols - j + 1 & "|"
            End If
            
            If j <= tableau.Rows(i).Cells.Count Then
                   tableau.Cell(i, j).Range.InsertBefore strCellSep
            End If
            
            If j = 1 Then
                If i = 1 Then
                    tableau.Cell(i, j).Range.InsertBefore "{| border=1 cellspacing=0 " & vbCrLf
                Else
                    tableau.Cell(i, j).Range.InsertBefore "|- " & vbCrLf
                End If
            End If
            
            If j < tableau.Rows(i).Cells.Count Then
                tableau.Cell(i, j).Range.InsertAfter " " & strCellSep
            End If
        Next j
'        tableau.Cell(i, tableau.Columns.Count).Range.InsertAfter vbCrLf & "|"
    Next i
    tableau.Cell(tableau.Rows.Count, tableau.Columns.Count).Range.InsertAfter vbCrLf & "|} "
    Set aRange = tableau.ConvertToText(Separator:="*")
    aRange.Style = wdStylePlainText
    'teste si une ligne a bien été laissée avant et après le tableau
    If aRange.Start > 2 Then
        If ActiveDocument.Characters(aRange.Start - 2) <> Chr(13) Then
            aRange.InsertBefore Chr(13)
        End If
    End If
'     If ActiveDocument.Characters(aRange.End + 1) <> Chr(13) Then
'         aRange.InsertAfter Chr(13)
'     End If
Next tableau
RemplaceSeparateurEtoile
End Sub

Word2Wiki 2006-03-22[edit]

I had trouble getting other versions to work, so I cleaned this one up. Enjoy. -GaryLacey 20:56, 22 March 2006 (UTC)

  Sub Word2Wiki()
    Application.ScreenUpdating = False
    ConvertHeading 1
    ConvertHeading 2
    ConvertHeading 3
    ConvertHeading 4
    ConvertHeading 5
    ConvertItalic
    ConvertBold
    ConvertUnderline
    ConvertLists
    ConvertTables
    ActiveDocument.Content.Copy ' copy to clipboard
    Application.ScreenUpdating = True
  End Sub
  
  Private Sub ConvertHeading(aHeading As Integer)
    Dim normalStyle As Style
    Set normalStyle = ActiveDocument.Styles(wdStyleNormal)
    ActiveDocument.Select
    With Selection.Find
      .ClearFormatting
      .Style = ActiveDocument.Styles(-1 - aHeading)
      .Text = ""
      .Format = True
      .MatchCase = False
      .MatchWholeWord = False
      .MatchWildcards = False
      .MatchSoundsLike = False
      .MatchAllWordForms = False
      .Forward = True
      .Wrap = wdFindContinue
      Do While .Execute
        With Selection
          If InStr(1, .Text, vbCr) Then
            ' just process the chunk before newline characters
            ' pick-up the rest with the next search
            .Collapse
            .MoveEndUntil vbCr
          End If
          ' don't bother to markup newline characters (prevents a loop, as well)
          If Not .Text = vbCr Then
            .InsertBefore String(1 + aHeading, "=")
            .InsertAfter String(1 + aHeading, "=")
          End If
          .Style = normalStyle
        End With
      Loop
    End With
  End Sub
  
  Private Sub ConvertBold()
    ActiveDocument.Select
    With Selection.Find
      .ClearFormatting
      .Font.Bold = True
      .Text = ""
      .Format = True
      .MatchCase = False
      .MatchWholeWord = False
      .MatchWildcards = False
      .MatchSoundsLike = False
      .MatchAllWordForms = False
      .Forward = True
      .Wrap = wdFindContinue
      Do While .Execute
        With Selection
          If InStr(1, .Text, vbCr) Then
            ' just process the chunk before newline characters
            ' pick-up the rest with the next search
            .Font.Bold = False
            .Collapse
            .MoveEndUntil vbCr
          End If
          ' don't bother to markup newline characters - prevent a loop
          If Not .Text = vbCr Then
            .InsertBefore "'''"
            .InsertAfter "'''"
          End If
          .Font.Bold = False
        End With
      Loop
    End With
  End Sub
  
  Private Sub ConvertItalic()
    ActiveDocument.Select
    With Selection.Find
      .ClearFormatting
      .Font.Italic = True
      .Text = ""
      .Format = True
      .MatchCase = False
      .MatchWholeWord = False
      .MatchWildcards = False
      .MatchSoundsLike = False
      .MatchAllWordForms = False
      .Forward = True
      .Wrap = wdFindContinue
      Do While .Execute
        With Selection
          If InStr(1, .Text, vbCr) Then
            ' just process the chunk before newline characters
            ' pick-up the rest with the next search
            .Font.Italic = False
            .Collapse
            .MoveEndUntil vbCr
          End If
          ' don't bother to markup newline characters - prevent a loop
          If Not .Text = vbCr Then
            .InsertBefore "''"
            .InsertAfter "''"
          End If
          .Font.Italic = False
        End With
      Loop
    End With
  End Sub
  
  Private Sub ConvertUnderline()
    ActiveDocument.Select
    With Selection.Find
      .ClearFormatting
      .Font.Underline = True
      .Text = ""
      .Format = True
      .MatchCase = False
      .MatchWholeWord = False
      .MatchWildcards = False
      .MatchSoundsLike = False
      .MatchAllWordForms = False
      .Forward = True
      .Wrap = wdFindContinue
      Do While .Execute
        With Selection
          If InStr(1, .Text, vbCr) Then
            ' just process the chunk before newline characters
            ' pick-up the rest with the next search
            .Font.Underline = False
            .Collapse
            .MoveEndUntil vbCr
          End If
          ' don't bother to markup newline characters - prevent a loop
          If Not .Text = vbCr Then
            .InsertBefore "<u>"
            .InsertAfter "</u>"
          End If
          .Font.Underline = False
        End With
      Loop
    End With
  End Sub
  
  Private Sub ConvertLists()
   Dim para As Paragraph
   Dim i As Integer
    For Each para In ActiveDocument.ListParagraphs
      With para.Range
        .InsertBefore " "
        For i = 1 To .ListFormat.ListLevelNumber
          If .ListFormat.ListType = wdListBullet Then
            .InsertBefore "*"
          Else
            .InsertBefore "#"
          End If
        Next i
        .ListFormat.RemoveNumbers
      End With
    Next para
  End Sub
  
  Private Sub ConvertTables()
    Dim aTable As Table
    Dim aRange As Range
    For Each aTable In ActiveDocument.Tables
      Set aRange = aTable.ConvertToText(Separator:=wdSeparateByTabs)
      With aRange
        .InsertBefore "!" ' header row
        ' convert rows to |-
        .Find.Execute _
          FindText:="^p", _
          ReplaceWith:="^p|-^p|", _
          Format:=True, _
          Replace:=wdReplaceAll, _
          MatchControl:=True
        ' convert column tabs to ||
        .Find.Execute _
          FindText:="^t", _
          ReplaceWith:="||", _
          Format:=True, _
          Replace:=wdReplaceAll, _
          MatchControl:=True
        .InsertParagraphBefore
        .InsertBefore "{| class='wikitable'"
        .InsertAfter ("|}")
        ' fix last row
        .Find.Execute _
          FindText:="^p|-^p||}", _
          ReplaceWith:="^p|}", _
          Format:=True, _
          Replace:=wdReplaceOne, _
          MatchControl:=True
        '.Select
        Selection.ClearFormatting
      End With
    Next aTable
  End Sub

Mediawiki -> Word converter?[edit]

It would be useful to have a converter the other way, in order to use Word as a WYSIWYG editor. Anyone know of such a thing? (if someone replies ages from now, a message on my talk page would be great.) Stevage 08:22, 22 May 2006 (UTC)

Can't convert[edit]

Greetings,

I have tried the macros to convert Word to MediaWiki, but I invariably get errors, with a numeric code (Word2Wiki) or without (compiler error、 "cant reduce argument" - Word2MediaWiki). I have a number tables with colspan and rowspan, plus some special character, like the "forced space" before colon or semicolon, which occurs in French documents.

Can somebody help? Thanks in advance. --Mahlerite 08:50, 3 February 2008 (UTC)

A single, definitive version[edit]

It would be great to have a single, definitive version that does everything in one pass. Now that footnotes can be converted (Word macros#ReadFootnotes) that function should be included.

Anyone have experience of which work and which don't? I'm running Linux, so I can't try them myself. --Chriswaterguy 01:00, 1 July 2008 (UTC)

Word2MediaWikiPlus does alot of stuff in one package. Check out the Word2MediaWikiPlus SVN repository too. There's a bunch more updated stuff in there that isn't in the packaged release. --Cneubauer 12:31, 1 July 2008 (UTC)
Okay - I gather this requires an installation of MediaWiki with this extension installed, whereas the macros can be run on any machine with MS Word?
I'm adding a note to the Word2MediaWikiPlus Feature Requests Tracker about footnotes - hopefully the ReadFootnotes code is of some holp in achieving this. --Chriswaterguy 20:59, 6 July 2008 (UTC)