I’m trying to use MT4’s Import function to bring in information from Microsoft Word.
I’m putting it into the correct format — the same format that MT uses when it Exports the blog_name.txt file. I’ve made sure that all the spacing is correct, that the hyphen-separators are correct, and that all fields are correct. I’ve also saved this as a txt file.
But when I try to import it, although I get a notification that the import went successfully, none of the entries show up on the Manage Entries page.
I’ve tried copying my data into Notepad (thinking that Word might be adding something nasty to the txt file. But the same thing happens.
I’ve also tried copying it into even more basic text editors, like Text Pad, and also copying and saving it as a txt file in Dreamweaver, but the results are the same.
In testing, when I open the blog_name.txt file in Notepad, after MT exports it, and copy it into another text editor, save that, and try to import this new txt file, the same thing happens. That is, something is getting messed up in the copy process.
I AM able to use Notepad to make minor edits to the file after MT exported it, save that, and import it successfully into MT.
But I am totally unable to create a txt document that MT will successfully import, not matter how basic a text editor I use.
I seem to recall doing this several years ago with an earlier version of MT, perhaps as early as 2.x. But it doesn’t work now.
Is there anyway to do what I’m trying to do?
Thank you. And Happy New Year!
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