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Is it possible to paste images into topics? eg via a Plugin

We are running TWiki-4.1.2, Sat, 03 Mar 2007 but considering upgrading to Foswiki. Our wiki is not as widely used as I had hoped and I'm trying to understand what the perceived barriers are, with the hope of overcoming them with Foswiki.

A complaint which keeps coming up from users is that you can paste a word doc into a wiki topic, but any images are excluded. Uploading/attaching the images is problematic if they were already embedded in the word doc. In general, people find the attach and insert process too fiddly.

Are there any extensions which get round this?



I don't know of any plugin that would allow you to do that neither on Foswiki nor on TWiki. I once had to convert a number of word documents to Foswiki and used MsWordToTWikiMLAddOn (which also works for Foswiki). You still have to attach all the images so it doesn't help in your case.

I agree that it would be a nice feature for a WYSIWYG editor. There is also a Java applet which which might be used for this purpose.

-- MartinKaufmann - 17 Mar 2011

Martin - thank you. I thought that would probably be the answer but wanted to check in case I'd missed anything.

-- TamsinTweddell - 21 Mar 2011

This is a feature we've seen requested (of the WYSIWYG editor) before. There have been some efforts to get this done but I haven't seen any published code yet (at least, not in

There is TopicInteractionPlugin - based on plupload - but apparently needs more work. It allows drag & drop of files on the browser.

If you have a collection of word documents you want "wikified", it's possible to develop some scripts to extract the images and convert/create the topics in bulk semi-automatically (although there will be loss of formatting). If you want help developing such scripts feel free to hop on the IRC channel for a chat (I've done quite a bit of this, from excel and access files but not so much from ms-word). I'm sure many of the WikiConsultants would be happy to assist with importing content and integrating with MS Office suite.

-- PaulHarvey - 24 Mar 2011

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Topic revision: r5 - 06 Jul 2011, PaulHarvey
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