I am looking for the best solution for copying content a writer wrote in Microsoft Word to say Dreamweaver.

Both of these applications may change, I am just looking for a word processor that allows the writers to still annotate their work, while the web developer (me) not have to spend hours cleaning HTML/XHTML that comes from the word processor.

If there is a WYSIWYG application that a writer can still annotate their work and also creates clean XHTML, that would be perfect.

For an example of what I mean, make notes on a document, view here:

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Thank you!

3 answers


I usually just end up using Paste Special (Ctrl-Shift-V) and reformatting it manually. Occasionally I'll simply paste from word to notepad, then to Dreamweaver. Typically, I think you'd be hard pressed to get writers to switch to another word processor.

If you're determined, then you might try Wordperfect. Although I really don't know how their pasted text will end up looking in Dreamweaver.

Answered over 7 years ago by Fireflight

Yeah, that is what I have been doing, but it is very time consuming. I am looking for something much more rapid than fixing code by hand to be compliant.

Answered over 7 years ago by Graham Mickle
kemie 247

Are you using DW's "clean up word html" function? I find that gets rid of most of the garbage

Answered over 7 years ago by kemie