28 December 2010

Word To MediaWiki Converter Add-in For Word 2007 And Word 2010

  Office 2010 logo               MediaWiki Logo

If you have a  online wiki or  you want or have to contribute to a online wiki site. More times than not, such online wiksi are based on MediaWiki, just like Wikipedia.

Contributing to a Wiki page unfortunately means getting used to a mediocre built-in online wiki page editor or launching WordPad and write up your contribution in MediaWiki compatible text formatting.  Something I always found a chore, a bother and a drag all rolled into one. But you can now avoid that compromise completely thanks to this new Word Add-In.

Microsoft Office Word Add-in For MediaWiki is a Official Microsoft Word free Add-In. This Word Add-In makes writing your wiki contributions easy. Because with it, you just write them as you would write any document.  Once you are done writing your Word document, you just go to the file menu, and then the “Save As” dialog. In there you will now see a MediaWiki option, that when you select it, will convert your Word document into a MediaWiki formatted .Txt file.

saveas

Then you just need to copy and paste from the .txt file into any online wiki that supports the MediaWki format. That means, pretty much all of them.

Features

Microsoft Office Word Add-in For MediaWiki supports the following features:

  • Basic text formatting
    • Bold
    • Italics
    • Headings
  • Lists
    • Bullet point lists
    • Numbered lists
  • Images
  • Hyperlinks
  • Tables

Requirements

  • Office 2007 SP2 or Office 2010 RTM
  • Windows XP, Vista or 7

Some Notes

I tested it in Word 2007 in Windows XP and Word 2010 in Windows 7. Found it to be working smoothly.

For anyone that got their own MediaWiki site or that contributes to a Wiki on a regular basis, this Add-in comes of as a huge time saver and productivity booster. Fully recommended.

Linkage

Microsoft Office Word Add-in For MediaWiki                  <—Direct Download Link

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