I had some Word documents students had produced that needed to go up on Digipo. I could have directly copy and pasted them, but they were in a slightly different document template. So I pasted and then pasted the separate pieces into the right places. I sped up the video below slightly, but in reality the whole process still took under two minutes, including rephrasing some text to meet current project norms.
Take a look:
The thing I find neat is that since we strip out over-formatting, all the little annoying style mismatches disappear when the static page generator produces the page:
This heavy stripping of over-formatting saves time and effort when converting: no fonts, font-sizes, colors, or other advanced styling is pushed to the site, so we can just leave it as is.
I’m sure we’ll get hit eventually by some non-standard formatting needs, but for the moment I’m pleasantly surprised by how much it simplifies the process.