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Creating web pages from word docs

I am in the process of adding content to our new website. In the past on our website all of our documents are in pdf format. I want to move away from this for a number of reasons. We have switched over to using Vivvo CMS for our new website, if you haven't heard of this it is similar to wordpress. So far I have been copying and pasting from word into dreamweaver one paragraph at a time. This is very time consuming and some of these documents are over 100 pages.
Does anyone know of quicker way to do this? I basically need to convert them to html but keep the correct formatting like paragraph style, and footnotes. Any ideas or suggestions are very appreciated.

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Jason C. LevineNo oneCommented:
Hi lgg733,

You can save the Word files as HTML from Word, then open the resulting .htm file in Dreamweaver and do Commands | Clean Up Word HTML to strip out most of the MS crap that Word puts in.  A few extra search and replaces may be needed to completely de-crap it but that should leave you with ready-to-copy-paste HTML for your solution.
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lgg733Author Commented:
Jason1178 thanks that helped. i did find and replace and got the paragraphs looking ok. Problem is the footnotes which are on each page. I need to keep the footnotes so not sure how to do this, here is the code.
<a href="#_ftn2" name="_ftnref2" title=""><span class=MsoFootnoteReference><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;;
'>[2]</span></span></a>

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Jason C. LevineNo oneCommented:
So what's wrong with it?
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lgg733Author Commented:
When I converted the doc it moved all the footnotes to the end of the report, they are supposed to be on the bottom of each page. I wonder maybe it would make sense to create a separate page just for footnotes and modify the links so if someone really want's to see them they can just click them.

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Jason C. LevineNo oneCommented:
>> they are supposed to be on the bottom of each page.

Okay.  Problem is:

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(Futurama fan?)

There is no concept of "pages" in an HTML document on the screen, right?
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lgg733Author Commented:
I'll be whatever I wanna do!
Hope you got that reference.
 
I am using <!-- pagebreak --></p>
I have been adding the footnotes before each page break.
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Jason C. LevineNo oneCommented:
So there you go, that's the only way to do it.

Once you convert the Word file, all of the footnotes get moved to the end of the document...no good way to bring them back except one at a time by hand.
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lgg733Author Commented:
You didn't get the reference?

I think though that is what I will have to do. Not that big a deal since I can get all the paragraph formatting correct with find and replace so it should go quicker. Thanks
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Jason C. LevineNo oneCommented:
>> You didn't get the reference?

Oh wait, you're serious?  Let me laugh even harder.

(of course I got it)

:)
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lgg733Author Commented:
I owe you a slurm
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Jason C. LevineNo oneCommented:
Super-concentrated, please.
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