[thelist] RTF Import to CMS

Brady Mitchell mydarb at gmail.com
Mon Oct 15 15:57:50 CDT 2007

I would probably convert the files to XML or HTML first, then parse
that data into my database. I've never used it before, but this class
would be my starting point:

Good luck!


On 10/15/07, Fred Jones <fredthejonester at gmail.com> wrote:
> I have now a set of around 10K RTF files which I want to import into my
> CMS of choice, that being Drupal. Roughly 600 of them have external
> images, linked using a structured file naming system. The RTF data is
> structured in volumes, each one to a directory, and then each page (more
> or less) is an RTF file.
> I have poked around Google and drupal.com and I haven't really found any
> good solution for this type of import. The RTF files are not technically
> simple--some have tables and sideways text and other non-trivial RTF
> constructs.
> Any ideas as how to begin with this job? Perhaps convert RTF to HTML or
> XML first?
> I would also consider another CMS if one was more suited to this
> task--Drupal is the one I know.
> Thanks,
> Fred
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