Re: Tips to convert Google Docs into clean HTML?

Subject: Re: Tips to convert Google Docs into clean HTML?
From: Geoff Mann <geoff -dot- mann -at- uxwordsense -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Tue, 4 Feb 2020 12:23:39 -0500

Just to elaborate a bit, the key conversion issue I run into with various
methods is that ordered lists break when they contain nested items such as
paragraphs and other lists.

There is a script out there (thanks, Keith) -- -- that is a
few steps in the right direction for individual files, but it doesn't solve
the list numbering issue. Plus, the process isn't ideal for a large number
of files primarily because it outputs to email, which adds steps to the
overall process.

There are also a couple online HTML generators such as and, but
again they don't handle nested lists well and are limited to one file at a
time. That said, any one-file-at-a-time solution is workable considering
that's all I have now.


On Mon, Feb 3, 2020 at 10:34 PM Geoff Mann <geoff -dot- mann -at- uxwordsense -dot- com>

> Hey folks,
> I hope to speed up my manual process for converting Google Docs into clean
> HTML, which currently consists of copying G Doc content into a CMS's
> WYSIWYG and cleaning up the HTML with a few search-and-replaces a couple
> manual tweaks. I'm sure there isn't a magic one-click solution that will
> convert the full range of formatting options that a tech writer utilizes
> (e.g., in-list indentations and nested lists), but does anyone happen to
> use a Chrome plugin or script that can export clean(er) HTML? Bonus points
> for a solution that can handle a batch of Google Doc files as once.
> Thanks for pondering.
> --
> Geoff
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