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Supported Import Formats

Some content formats can be imported as MindTouch content pages, while other formats can imported as page attachments.

 

MTARC

Some older MindTouch sites created before November 2017 that show Options > Export or Import here in the MindTouch toolbar are able to export or import MindTouch pages.

HTML and CHM

HTML - Requires minimum cleanup and can be imported rapidly with assisted import. Does not support expand/collapse.

  • Madcap Flare
  • Adobe Framemaker
  • Adobe RoboHelp
  • Legacy CMS
  • Static HTML

CHM - Requires minimum cleanup and can be imported rapidly with assisted import.  Does not support expand/collapse.

  • Madcap Flare
  • Adobe Framemaker
  • Adobe RoboHelp

Supported attachment formats

The following file formats cannot be converted or imported into MindTouch and have to be attached to an existing article:  

  • Adobe PDF
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Microsoft Visio

Import expectations

  • Images used on pages are attached to each page they are used on. This may cause the same image to be imported multiple times. 
  • Documents referenced by pages are attached to each page that they are referenced on. This may cause the same document to be imported multiple times.
  • Pages that are included two or more times in the hierarchy are imported as transclusions of the original page instead of copies.

Import limitations

  • Pages that are not listed in the .CHM table of contents but that exist in the .CHM manifest will be imported as top-level pages so that links are not broken.  
  • .CHM glossary is not supported.
  • .CHM previous/next navigation is not supported.
  • .CHM pages contain both chrome and content, making it difficult to separate presentation information from actual content, causing both to be imported and requiring a manual cleanup afterward.
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