Open the HTML in a browser. The idea of Smart Paste is that it knows how to
take different formats of data on the clipboard and convert it to the given
Maker Structure App on the fly. Under the covers it uses an XSLT -- But It
think the DITA Topic struct app comes with Smart Paste already set up. DocBook
may also be set up.
Anyway, if you opened the chapter in Maker, then it should be a ton of body
paragraphs, with maybe a title, right? In that case, saving as HTML will
create a ton of <p> elems. Copy those from the browser, and Smart Paste will
turn them into a bunch of DITA <p> elems. I guess this is kind of round-about.
But it looks like it would be very easy, and let the computer do most of the
* Open your chapter in Maker
* Save as HTML
* Open HTML in browser
* Open a new DITA topic in Maker
* Select the chapter and copy from the browser
* Put the insertion point in the DITA topic/body and choose Smart Paste
Now you have the chapter in Maker, with structure.
Smart Paste will go further than that... It can do lists and tables, for
example. And nesting (I believe). It's just my latest favorite feature, so I
figure you should use it for everything, including databases and cleaning your
From: Theresa de Valence <t...@bstw.com>
To: Chris Despopoulos <despopoulos_chr...@yahoo.com>;
Sent: Thursday, May 22, 2014 1:52 PM
Subject: Re: Is there a fast way to wrap unstructured text into [Para] tags?
On 5/22/2014 12:10 PM, Chris Despopoulos wrote:
> 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.
I saved the file as .htm and the name of the file in Frame was still
.fm, but I can see that the .htm exists. What do I open the .htm with?
If I choose Frame, a dialogue box pops up wanting to know what kind of
document it is, e.g. RTF Japanese, SGML, Text, XML
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