unfortunately we cannot add word/pdf files directly in wordpress.
we need to copy the text, and paste it into wordpress.
we also need to save each image in word/pdf and then use the add media facility to add the images one by one.
do you know how to extract images from word/pdf to your computer so you can upload them separately?
Thank you for your quick reply.
I guess with the images I would save each one as a JPEG, on my (Win7) PC, and upload in sequence to the WP site's media library.However, on a document this size it would be very time-consuming,and I thought there might be a quicker way, hence the original question.
Yes, many images, or varying quality. I guess right-click and save, or I could use Snagit.
Anyway, thanks for your original answer, and that's going to help a lot.
it is an option. but there is better solution.
can you SAVE AS your document as HTML?
when you do that, it will create a FOLDER that stores the images
(just open that folder and you will see the images in the folder)
Yes, I can save as html - I'll do that, and report back in a few minutes.
I converted to html, and ended up with an html folder (via Zamzar) of 4mb.
How do I use it on a WordPress page? Or even view it with a Chrome browser?
I'm afraid I don't know how to open the html folder. If I click on it, it's just a very large bunch of characters - it doesn't look like html.
The converted file was in the format filename.html.zip
can you open your document file normaly and let me know.
we will need to use the save as method to save it as html
I've downloaded a 30-day trial version of Acrobat Pro DC, and saved the PDF file (after editing) as an HTML page.
However, how do I use this to import into my WordPress page?
I can use Add Media, or Code perhaps? I can open it OK, unlike the previous attempt, and view it as html.
Yes, I can open the Word document, but surely what we need for the WordPress site is the html, which I now have as a web page in html format.
If I simply paste the html file in the text section of a new page in WordPress, then I can read the text, but the images are obviously not uploading.
The PDF file is more accurate than the Word file, when it comes to dealing with the images, I would have thought.
This is getting anywhere, I'm afraid. I have edited in Word, converted to PDF, and that's what I'm using.
I would like to close this thread as I've not had an answer to my original questions, and I've solved it by working through alternatives over the last 3 days.