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> From: framers-bounces at [mailto:framers-
> bounces at] On Behalf Of William Gaffga
> Sent: Wednesday, February 20, 2008 11:03 AM
> To: framers at
> Subject: Re: Tools for converting FM docs to WikiMedia?
> There isn't really a way to go FM -> Wiki, i.e. there are no tools to
> so easily. You could dump out HTML from FM and just put them in the
> but that won't get you the wiki-goodness. We were able to largely
> automate the process for our first foray but it was simply an ideal
> candidate because the original content was largely uniform and the end
> product wiki was template based. I'll summarize below.
> We had a book that doc'd commands (roughly 15000 of them) for a
> scripting language we use internally for our software. These commands
> were in a tabular format. There were of course some paragraphs that
> before the commands in a section, describing their purpose or use, and
> there were several chapters that were simply explanatory text. Nothing
> complex.
> We dumped this stuff out to text files. Wrote a PERL script to
> the various components and modify the text files. We then wrote
> PERL script to convert that data to include the wiki template
> information. We then populated the wiki and made many manual changes.
> total, the project took about 4 weeks including planning, which
> deciding which wiki format we needed.
> So, this is possible but that strictly depends on your content, and it
> will require extra knowledge on your end.
> Hope that helps.
> Will.
> --
> Will. Gaffga
> Head Dude of the Docs
> Gibbs and Associates
> Moorpark, CA
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