I'd say what you're doing wrongly is saving as XML first. Save your
unstructured doc as HTML, then copy/smart-paste into the body tag of a new DITA
topic. This is just a quick way to get lots of structure for free. If you're
talking about a novel, you should really have nothing but <p> tags anyway. You
should look up Smat Paste in the docs. It's really an interesting feature.
> Save the chapter as HTML, copy it, then use Smart Paste to paste it into
> a DITA topic. Every P should translate into the correct DITA paragraph
> element (also a <p>)
If I save the chapter as XML, Frame pops up a window asking for which
Structured Application to use. If I pick none, an error pops up with
"Unable to validate because no DTD or Schema was specified in the XML
file" but continue? I say yes.
When I open the file, I get this Structure View: (I did this once with
the paratag as Body and once as Para)
| ID = pgfId-998413
| ID = pgfId-998414
| ID = pgfId-998415
I'm presuming this is correct?
Cntrl-A to copy the entire file
Open > New > Dita file > New topic
The first time (paratag Body), I found the Element marked <p> and
clicked Paste Special. I chose Rich Text Format, but all of the text
appears in the structured view under one single <p> element.
The second time (paratag Para) I clicked Smart Paste and got this error
message "Smart paste could not convert clipboard data to structured
What am I doing wrongly?
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