Converting a Word doc to a Flare project

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Converting a Word doc to a Flare project

Postby leep on Thu Nov 07, 2019 1:31 pm

I've been trying to convert a Word doc to a Flare project but get the error message "The document can not be imported to Flare unless Microsoft Word can save the file in XML format." Word does purport to be able to save files in XML format. I've done it a couple of times. But bringing such a file into Flare results in an error. So obviously the XML format that Word produces doesn't make Flare happy. Does anybody know what I need to get Word docs into Flare--maybe a plug-in or an upgrade of Flare and/or Word or, hopefully, something much easier? I really think this should be happening without the issues I'm running into. Thanks.
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Re: Converting a Word doc to a Flare project

Postby SteveS on Thu Nov 07, 2019 2:34 pm

Have you tried to import the document using Flare's import wizard?

Importing from Word has always been one of Flare's features.

You haven't said what versions of Word/ Flare you are using, I can see a problem if you have an early version of Flare and are trying to import a current .docx document that is not in compatibility mode (Word).

If you haven't got a lot of content you should be able to copy and paste content from Word to Flare.

It is a good idea to clean up the Word document as much as possible before attempting an import.
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Re: Converting a Word doc to a Flare project

Postby leep on Thu Nov 07, 2019 2:48 pm

Yes, I'm using the Import Wizard, and I agree: it should be working. I'm using Word 2013 and Flare 2017 r2. No reason I should be getting the lousy message, which in a bogus manner puts the blame on Word. Would you suggest getting in touch with Support?
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Re: Converting a Word doc to a Flare project

Postby Psider on Thu Nov 07, 2019 9:01 pm

This post suggests a few options you could try: viewtopic.php?f=5&t=9742
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Re: Converting a Word doc to a Flare project

Postby ChoccieMuffin on Fri Nov 08, 2019 5:26 am

Make sure the Word doc is in a folder where you have write access, and that it's not read-only. I fell over this one and just couldn't work it out!
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Re: Converting a Word doc to a Flare project

Postby doloremipsum on Tue Nov 12, 2019 5:24 pm

It seems to me that your Word doc might be saved as .doc or .docm. You want to save it as .docx (i.e. the XML format that modern MS Word uses). There should be no additional steps required to bring it into Flare after that.
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