Use the following checklist to prepare your content for import to Author-it. This list is specific to Microsoft Word imports, but can be used as a reference to all pre-import cleanups.
Check each upgrade task:
Accept all changes and turn off the markup
Turn off track changes
Remove multiple blank lines
In Author, you only need the end of the line break. Styles control the spacing between lines and paragraphs. Search for all double paragraph markers and replace with a single marker throughout your content.
Toggle all field codes to show the content, not the code
Press Ctrl+A to select all your content. Then press Alt+F9 to toggle between text and code
Remove the following:
Remove arrows and text boxes
If you have images with arrows or text boxes, take a screenshot of the text box or arrows. Delete the arrows and the text boxes and replace them with the screenshots.
Flatten layered images
If you have images with layers or .ai files embedded in your content, do one of the following:
Adjust the image sizing
Large images that have been adjusted in Word sometimes import with their original size. You can adjust the image size once it has been imported, or do one of the following:
Remove large, complex tables
Nested tables don't always import easily. Best practice is to either: