Some time ago we had 1,000's of pages of unique content written and loaded into our bespoke CMS for publication on to our website. Fast forward 6 years, and we're going through an upgrade to a new system and need to re enter all of that content again.
Although I've opened another thread regarding Wordpress : [webmasterworld.com
...] , this has nothing to do with Wordpress this time. Our CMS [ if you can call it that - since it is heavily minimal ] has a WYSWYG and Source Code view.
So far, the process to edit and edit the content has been: The process:
Open article in MS Word
Edit it in MS Word [ adding new content elements]
Cut and paste article to Notepad
Re enter it back onto MS Word
Strip article of any formatting [ using unformatting option ]
Bold paragraph section lines e.g. this para is about xyz
Enter into WYSWG The problem:
The content added to the WYSWG shows "Word related" code that bloats the source code
All that content needs to be either re-entered, or edited in the source code area
It's a headache and time consuming.
To all you great people out there who do this regularly, what is the best way, or what are the practice options to managing document transfer, without programming, from a previous system to a new one, when the preceding storage/edit options are Word, and/or the old HTML pages