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OpenOffice fanfic conversion macros

A while ago I posted fanfic conversion macros for Microsoft Word (ie it converts Word italics bold etc into <em> and <strong> and so forth), except since then I have switched to OpenOffice, so here is a version of the macros for OpenOffice:

OpenOffice fanfic macros - right click save

Instructions (these are also at the top of the file):
  1. Open the file in a text editor like Notepad or TextEdit
  2. Edit the four places in AddStoryHeader at the top of the file where it says YOUR [X] HERE -- if you don't have an LJ/DW/AO3 make those blank
  3. Open up a doc file in open office
  4. Go to Tools -> Macros -> Organize Macros -> OpenOffice Basic (screenshot)
  5. Copy and paste the contents of the file into the Basic editor that will open up
  6. Save and close
  7. You should now be able to access these macros via Tools -> Macros -> Run Macro
  8. You can also set up toolbar buttons for them via Tools -> Customize -> Toolbars tab

- When you run the macro "Convert for LJ" it will save a .txt version of your file in a format that you can copy and paste into an LJ/DW/AO3 post.

- When you run the macro "Convert for Website" it will save an .html version of your file suitable for uploading to your own fanfic website.

- When you run the macro "Convert In Place" it will change all the italics/bold/etc right in the doc file itself.

There you go! Warning: I totally do not have time to support this if you run into trouble, so sorry in advance; hope it is useful for some of you anyway. :)

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Haven't had a chance to try this yet but: !!!!!!!!

I-I could finally post to an archive.
OH, thank you, these sound useful! I will definitely try them out when I get home!
Thank you! I think my one post at AO3 is an html mess behind the scenes and I could definitely use this to neaten it up.
This is so useful!!! Hooray for fandom geekery.

Where was this eight years ago when I desperately needed it????
In case I didn't tell you when you posted the macros for Word - you're amazing. Thank you so much for sharing this.

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
Oh my goodness, you are the awesomesauce! ::nabs them in case the urge to write fanfic ever should strike again::
Oh wow, thank you!


I stumbled across this great story of yours, Invasion and it is not finished? Oh, please say it is somewhere that I can find it! It is so good.

Wow! I'm posting a 60000 word Big Bang tomorrow, and this will help enormously!

Thank you!
Thank you SO, SO much for this macro. It works like a charm, and saves so much time that I could hug you! :D