export outline / auto-titles to Microsoft Word document

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bpkantor
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export outline / auto-titles to Microsoft Word document

Post by bpkantor » Wed Dec 27, 2017 5:32 pm

When I export my Mellel document, which has a whole system of auto-titles in the outline, to a Microsoft Word document, it does not retain all the titles in the navigation.

Is there a way I can export it (to Word, not PDF or something) and retain the auto-titles?

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Re: export outline / auto-titles to Microsoft Word document

Post by Bulow » Thu Dec 28, 2017 10:10 am

I have just tried to export, via RTF, to LibreOffice (a clone, I don't have Word) and to Nisus Writer Pro and you are right, no outline is shown. But does this brilliant feature exist in Word? Or is Auto-Titles one of several reasons why we use Mellel and not something else?

- I have just tried with a 'real' Word on another machine, and the export works a lot better than with Libre Office, but still no Auto-titles or anything like.

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Re: export outline / auto-titles to Microsoft Word document

Post by Icelander » Fri Dec 29, 2017 2:41 am

Tested in MS Word v. 15.41 (Word 2016). Mellel document exported as RTF. All Auto-titles correctly imported into Word, also colored Auto-titles. The auto-titles from Mellel carry the attribute "Normal", therefore the original levels in Mellel don't appear indented in Word's Navigator. All my auto-titles appeared in the Navigator as a flat, clickable list.
In order to indent them correctly in Word's Navigator, one would have to redefine them as headings.

You talk about "a whole system of auto-titles." I don't know how your Auto-titles look like. Is there anything particularly 'exotic' in there? How many levels do you have? I only tested 3 levels.

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