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Importing and exporting word processor documents

Wednesday 11 February 2009 7:08:00 pm

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Before we explore the basic how-to steps, let's explore the reasons why the extension might be useful for you. The benefits of the eZODF extension are many; most of the common benefits listed below:

  • You do not have to be connected to the Internet to create and/or edit your content. You can work on your content "offline", then import it to the website yourself at a later time or deliver the content to a site administrator who would import it.
  • It provides those who might not have or need an account on a website – such as external or temporary writers, publishers, and translators – the possibility of contributing content.
  • Writers do not have to learn a new user interface, as they can work in their preferred word processor. This frees them to focus solely on producing the best content.
  • It can facilitate the re-production and re-distribution of content to other channels. For example, you could more quickly create brochures or flyers from site content.
  • It helps to maintain visual consistency if you use styling in export templates, and data structure consistency by using predefined layouts for the imported documents.
  • The feature is especially beneficial in environments such as magazines and newspapers where there are both print and online channels. Articles can be published either directly on the website or directly in a word processor, and then converted between formats.
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