Monday, 13 February 2017

Realm Works - EighBitz's XML Transformation Script (Export your realm to HTML or Word)

When Realm Works released the ability to import and export data something quite unexpected happened over on the forums. A community member by the name of EightBitz turned around within a couple of days and gave us a script that was capable of taking a Realm Works export and turning it into a HTML page! It was a significant achievement but apparently he was not finished yet.

I took another look at his script today to see what has changed and to be honest, I was blown away.

You can get a copy of the script from HERE.

It now includes a GUI! This makes it much easier to use and the learning curve for using it is significantly reduced. Simply download the file above and export the content into a folder. Now run the GUI file (RWExportGUI.ps1).

Once the GUI loads you basically fill in the options and select the type of output you want.

HTML - This exports as a HTML page. It includes functional links and pictures!
WORD - THis exports to Microsoft Word. This automatically creates a table of contents and something I'm excited about is it enables you to use Word's spell check functionality to check your realm for spelling errors. If you are preparing something for the content market you might want to check this out!

Check out the video below of the script in action.