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Re: Migration from OneNote to Zim


Hi Jaap,

Thanks for this!  I will get you some non-copyrighted content as soon as I
can.  Normal work is eating into my time.  I will commit to having
something by the end of the week.

Thanks again,
Michael Spranger

On Fri, Mar 15, 2013 at 7:12 AM, Jaap Karssenberg <
jaap.karssenberg@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> On Fri, Mar 15, 2013 at 8:12 AM, Jaap Karssenberg
> <jaap.karssenberg@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > On Thu, Mar 14, 2013 at 5:39 PM, Michael Spranger
> > <mikeitsecurity@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> >> How much effort would it take to get that self contained HTML to import
> into
> >> zim?  I am not a scripter so I am of no help there.
> >
> > I got some code to unpack the stand alone HTML, that part is easy.
> > Next step will be converting the HTML to text while preserving at
> > least images and bullet lists. Some other markup can be preserved, but
> > most may get lost. Tables will end up as lines of text.
> >
> > One limitation I see at the moment for the OneNote importer is that
> > when I export a section from OneNote I get multiple pages in a single
> > HTML file. Unfortunately the start of a new page is not clearly marked
> > in the HTML, so splitting up in multiple pages will not be very
> > robust.
> OK, I also found some code I hacked some time ago to import fragments
> of HTML. Will have to put the two together to get a real solution.
> What I need at this point to proceed is some test data:
> * .mht export of a notebook section containing multiple pages
> * include some images
> * include some bullet lists
> * include headings and sub-headings (level 1 / 2 /.. )
> * use bold / italic / ...
> * include some bullet lists
> Please make sure that such test data is not private and copyright
> free, so I can add it to zim's test suite eventually. Try make it look
> like realistic notes, that makes it easier to check if result looks
> good as well. (So far I have been using an export of OneNote's welcome
> pages, good example data but all copyrighted by Microsoft.)
> Given good test data I can probably have a working import function in
> a week or two.
> Regards,
> Jaap