I am very new to sharepoint. I am a contracted web writer and I have to upload over 200 pages of materials with hyperlinks to Sharepoint 2007. The developers have said that I have to convert my doc. files to a txt file using notebook. Is this true? Is there an easier way? Why can’t I upload using Word? Please help!!!!
If I understand your situation… you have a bunch of .doc files that you want to convert to .txt.
May I ask why?
If it is because of the hyperlinks and indexing content outside of our domain than there would be a different solution than what I am about to explain.
Programactically I would create an instance of Word and open the doc file. I would have some type of loop to process multiple files but anyhow open the file programatically and save it as a txt file. Maybe you could even find a simple application or script to convert the files for you in a batch. Do a YAHOO search on “convert doc to txt” I saw a bunch of options.
To move content to and from SharePoint in bulk I like using Windows explorer – just add a new network location and use the http address of your SharePoint site then you can drag and drop… You also can see some of the hidden folders like where the document library template is stored in a document library.
Lastly you most certainly can save from Word back to SharePoint however there is some dependecy on the your Office version. Office 2003 and up I think you should be good. To make Microsoft Word “SharePoint Aware” you need to go to a document library and open a word file from there. After doing so you will have an option to save future content from Word back to the document library using an option in the left pane of the save as dialog box.
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on: 10th February 08