I feel this is important to state again outside of the info section.
When name gets changed replacement name, text dropdown and style all get changed. When Text dropdown is changed style is changed.
If changes are made to one of these and aren't saved, the differences will be lost according to what changes in the list previously mentioned. So remember to keep saving.
Also with the styling added, be very careful when adding stuff to wordpress in the middle of or next to the interview. Since this is working with the html and wordpress does its
own little thing to make sure the html is valid, if the changes confuse wordpress, it could start trying to remedy it and end up making things weird. Just make sure to be outside of a tag
like <p></p> pair (or h1, h2 etc corresponding to all the "heading" options) and you should be fine. I try to make the output of the tool as wordpress valid as I can but its a crazy thing
so be careful.
This will take a raw conversation from skype (what you copy and paste) and automate some tasks commonly done to make it look nicer.
It is not a miracle maker, nor is it free from imperfection. I have simplified the process for things I could think of and have been able to implement.
Since its initial design it has grown in what it can do, and with it gotten a little bit more complex to adapt to the added flexibility.
For the flaws I know it has and list, please be forgiving in its current state it isn't a simple matter to fix.
At the current time here is a list of what the tool can do:
Here is what I currently know is a limitation, sorry for any inconvenience
In order to make the tool as flexible as possible, and able for the user to tweak things as needed (possibly to correct for a limitation), everything but the timestamp removal is optional
There are currently 3 sections to the page.
Name: Drop down of all recognized names for speakers. Use this to select the speaker you want to edit properties of
Populate Names button: Manually cause it to search for speaker names
Replacement Name: If you want to replace the speaker's name with another
Text dropdown: Select either Name (speaker name) or Text (what the speaker says) to change the style for
Style: A dropdown of all created styles to choose from
Save button: Changes will not be saved until this is pressed
When name gets changed, replacement name, text dropdown and style all get changed. When Text dropdown is changed style is changed.
If changes are made to one of these and aren't saved, the changes will be lost to whatever changes.
Name: Name for the style
Save Style button: Saves the style. If same name exists it overwrites.
Bold, Italics, Underline: Apply this
Color: Type in the HTML color code #RRGGBB
Heading Type: Choose from paragraph, address, preformatted or Headings 1 through 6 like on wordpress
Alignment: Align text to the left, center, right or justified. None is the same as left except it isn't forced in html
Number of Indents: Number of indents to apply. Choose from 0 through 9. Can't imagine more would be needed.
If style is changed in speaker properties, the style will be loaded. If changes aren't saved they will be lost.
Saving to default does not do anything. Default is the intial settins configuration.
Formatting is divided into stages. This is to group options in a way that shows how they can interact.
You can use the result of a stage with an option in the same stage or later, but not with one with a lower number.
This should allow you to apply only what you need when you need it and perform manual corrections at any appropriate point.
This will also allow you to tweak the resulting text to be correct despite any flaws or quirks the tool may have, without affecting
proper operation of the tool since certain parts look for key things in the text to do its job.
Above the output box is a button to preview what the result will visually look like, most helpful after the styling stage.
The editor will be hidden and will be replaced with a return to editor button and the preview.
After returning to the editor the output box will have the result corresponding to what you previewed.
Currently, this was quickly added so the preview might not be perfect.
If you are interested to read about how the tool does what it does.
Here is a list of everything I am thinking of adding:
Copied text to either here or wordpress does not have any formatting you gave it in word. Only the text and line breaks are kept.
From Here to Word (and then to wordpress)
When copying from the result to word, it gets spaced out differently and if then pasted into wordpress using its paste from word, the spacing it more than intended.
Word sees every new line here as a new paragraph, so then adds another line.
I don't see any real reason to use Word because wordpress has can do the same things that matter, however, if you must use it in between the tool
and wordpress here is how to fix the line issue.