Microsoft Word to online article in a snap

Screen Shot 2019-05-30 at 12.52.42 PM.pngI don’t think the genie in Aladdin can do something this cool so quickly. You might be thinking, well… I have been able to save Word documents to HTML since 2000 and my answer would be “yes, but can you save it with streamlined HTML into a content management system and retain the rich text and images?”. 

One of the frustrating pieces about the HTML Microsoft Word generates is that it’s filled with all kinds of nonsense tags and CSS, it’s barely legible. Case in point is this is the HTML for the article referenced in the video that Microsoft Word generates:

<p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto;
line-height:normal;background:#FCFCFC'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight:normal'><span
style='font-size:10.5pt;font-family:"VarelaRegular",serif;mso-fareast-font-family:
"Times New Roman";mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman";color:#3E3D3D;
mso-ansi-language:EN-US;mso-fareast-language:DE'>In Speed Flying and Speed
Riding, everything happens VERY fast.<o:p></o:p></span></b></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto;
line-height:normal;background:#FCFCFC'><span style='font-size:10.5pt;
font-family:"VarelaRegular",serif;mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman";
mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman";color:#3E3D3D;mso-ansi-language:EN-US;
mso-fareast-language:DE'>It makes sense to build a solid foundation of glider
control skills in a slower, more forgiving aircraft before you move to the big
time. Even a single day lesson will teach you valuable lessons about our
incredible aircraft and you will experience the magic of flight for the first
time. To get started just visit one of the speed riding schools in Chamonix and
go fast!</span></p>

Not pretty!

That same document imported into CoreMedia has this around the same block:

Screen Shot 2019-05-30 at 3.58.29 PM.png

The other aspect is just getting the document into your CMS with all of the images properly uploaded and referenced in the article can also be a challenge.

In this video, watch how easy it is to take an MS Word document and import it into CoreMedia Studio; preserving the rich text and images and using the CoreMedia Studio to fix the various crop renderings of the teasers across the social channels.

 

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Made Easy with CoreMedia: SAP Commerce Cloud – Part 2

This second part in the SAP Commerce Cloud series I demonstrate how easily you can create a new banner for the home page and place it in the carousel. From configuring your crops to identifying teaser targets, it’s all dead simple with CoreMedia studio.

 

Discover firsthand how customer experience is the new competitive advantage at SAP CX LIVE 2019 booth #123, taking place May 7-8, 2019 in Orlando at the Orange County Convention Center West. Gain can’t-miss insights to understand your customers, transform your business model, and provide exceptional experiences while building trust and loyalty.

Made Easy with CoreMedia: SAP Commerce Cloud – Part 1

This first part in the SAP Commerce Cloud series shows our sample website and the various modules we have. From shoppable images and videos to 360 degree spinners and complete product and category integration it is all seamless to the marketer and site manager.

 

Discover firsthand how customer experience is the new competitive advantage at SAP CX LIVE 2019 booth #123, taking place May 7-8, 2019 in Orlando at the Orange County Convention Center West. Gain can’t-miss insights to understand your customers, transform your business model, and provide exceptional experiences while building trust and loyalty.

When global digital experience projects fail

If you haven’t heard about the lawsuit the Hertz Corporation has filed against Accenture then you should probably read up on that a little bit before reading this.

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What is meant by “headless plus”?

Headless content and headless commerce are gaining momentum at a rapid pace, more than I originally thought it would, to be frank. Technologies like GraphQL have begun to push the rendering responsibilities back to the client, ultimately minimizing bandwidth and server load.

We at CoreMedia use IntelliJ IDEA for our primary development tool in-house, it is very similar to Eclipse in many ways so if you are an Eclipse person the transition should be easy. There is GraphQL support in the IDEA IDE, you also have browser playgrounds like GraphiQL, and of course code generators like graphql-codegen.

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Five phases of the Customer Experience Maturity Model

Our Co-Founder and CEO Sören Stamer explains the five phases of the customer experience maturity model.

1 – Getting the basics right – standardize on a omni-channel content strategy
2 – Customer experiences are fragmented, static and shopping sites should merge
3 – Instantly update physical and online content globally
4 – Take the experiences and make it dynamic – personalization, contextualized
5 – The physical and digital worlds are not separated.

Made Easy with CoreMedia: Alternate Content On the Product Display Page

Adding additional angle images in WebSphere Commerce has always been kind of a challenge. While extremely flexible for content association, the user interface to associate additional content to a product is less than optimal.

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Made Easy with CoreMedia: In-Store Layouts

Were you ever in a store and you see a giant 60 inch panel on its side showing some cool video or store information? Or maybe it’s even a touch screen and you can do things on it like find products or ask questions. Well, now imagine how as a content manager you can control the content on those displays…centrally.

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Made Easy with CoreMedia: Shoppable Images & Localization

Making images into shoppable banners is a snap in CoreMedia Studio along with localizing that shoppable banner to a specific region. Whether your translation process is a manual process or you desire an automated service using API’s, CoreMedia Studio supports it.

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Top 5 reasons CoreMedia is the best brand management system for Omni Channel Commerce: featuring IBM Watson Commerce!

In this video I show the top reasons why CoreMedia is your best bet when it comes to integration with eCommerce systems. The integration shown is with IBM Commerce or also known as Watson Commerce and might possibly become HCL Commerce, so much of what I wrote in the previous post (Get the most out of your IBM Commerce investment) is demonstrated in this video.

Many times you see a “top” whatever post and they post their opinion without much depth. I wanted to take a different approach with this top five an actually show how easy it is to do these things with a first class content management system like CoreMedia. So yes, it is long, but trust me when I say it is worth seeing.

I would also like anyone who is interested, to get with me and the CoreMedia team at IBM THINK 2019 and come see a live demo at our booth, discuss making your brand iconic, or if you simply want an introduction pop me an email at bob.alfe [at] coremedia.com and let’s meet at THINK!

If you would like to watch the individual demonstrations separately you can do so below: