Advice on how to import a product documentation created with RoboHelp into Confluence

We newly upgraded our Confluence installation from version 2.x to 4.2. As Confluence is providing an easy way to build up and maintain a documentation, we want to import our existing RoboHelp HTML documentation into Confluence.

However, all ways of importing content into Confluence seem to have drawbacks:

- Importing Word documents neglects links and images.

- The PHP script supplied by a users community doesn't work out of the box, but throws errors.

- The indirect way via a MediaWiki didn't work either.

We have appr. 1800 pages to convert, so doing this manually would be too much time consuming. How do other customers of yours solve this problem?

Regards,

Kirstin

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We finally did it via the Word import and added the images manually.

Well, you could use the Confluence Command Line Interface together with the Confluence Html Plugin. That will get the content in, but it is HTML and you probably want to convert the data for native Confluence editing. That will take some scripting or transform.

We finally did it via the Word import and added the images manually.

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