popkin16: (atlantis)
[personal profile] popkin16
I recently discovered an easy way to transfer your google doc stuff to ao3. Copying and pasting never seems to work, as the code gets all messed up, and I have to go in and manually separate the paragraphs. I can't imagine how much that would suck if I wrote really long fic.
  1. After you've finished writing your fic in google documents, click "Add-ons > Get Add-ons".
  2. Type in "html", without quotations.
  3. You should see something that's called GD2md-html. Click +FREE
  4. Mine asked me to choose an account to associate this add-on with, so just select whatever email works best for you.
  5. Click "Add-ons > GD2md-html > Convert."
  6. A little side window pops up. Hit the blue HTML button. It'll say "Converting" and something like, "Your output will appear here."
  7. Copy and paste the output into ao3. I recommend hitting "preview" to make sure everything looks good to you, because I am paranoid and have social anxiety, so looking like an idiot in front of people terrifies me.
  8. Post.
  9. ???
  10. Profit.
I've used it twice now and both times its worked well for me. But I also write really short stuff, so *shrug*

Date: 2018-06-14 01:34 pm (UTC)
mific: (Quill and ink)
From: [personal profile] mific
Good tips for gdocs! Here’s a Word tip for AO3.

I know not everyone has Microsoft Word available, but if you do, a Word doc with the “space after” paragraphs set at 12px - so that the only way paragraphs are made is by hitting “enter” once - can be pasted direct into the rich text side of AO3 and formats perfectly. I’ve used it for a few years, on short docs and really long ones. There’s no magic to the 12px spacing. Any “space after” gap around that size works the same.

Date: 2018-06-14 11:44 pm (UTC)
mific: (Default)
From: [personal profile] mific

Yeah it’s great. You just write with italics and all, no HTML coding, and when you paste it in all the formatting is just right. :)

Date: 2018-06-16 06:04 am (UTC)
mific: (Default)
From: [personal profile] mific
Oh hey, and over from Pillowfort where I cross posted our systems, detectivejoan says you can do my Word trick in gdocs! https://pillowfort.io/posts/43683

“Hey, I do all of my fic writing in Google Docs and you can actually do the same thing there that you described doing in Word!
When you start your doc, just select all and then go to Format (in the top toolbar) -> Line spacing -> add space after paragraph. And then whatever you write will be ready to copy+paste into the rich text editor on AO3!
The only issue I've encountered is that AO3 tends to add a space if you stop italicizing something directly before a punctuation mark -- but it's pretty each to work around that by italicizing the punctuation mark as well. “

Date: 2018-06-14 02:08 pm (UTC)
melagan: (Default)
From: [personal profile] melagan
Awesome. Thank you.

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