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Google Documents to AsciiDoc

I was looking for a way to convert Google documents to AsciiDoc.

In that search I learned about AsciiDoc Processor which "kind of" works, but have two big issues: I cannot use it on my Google Apps domain that do no allow Google Add Ons and it did not handle images nor tables.

Thus I started looking for another solution.

Here I found gdocs2md which converts to MarkDown which is close enough and it was just a script I could use on Google App Domain. Even more awesome is that it supports basic tables and images. It still had some issues but I noticed this project has a tons of pull requests and that lead me to jacksonicson/gdocs2md which fixes a tons of the bugs.

After a bit of figuring out the logic I modified and extended this to convert to AsciiDoc instead of markdown.

The result is gdoc2adoc.

asciidoc

With this you just put in this code into your script editor and run the conversion via the now added AsciiDoc menu.

The result can either be mailed to you as a zip or created as a <original name>.adoc folder in you google drive.

You can see details on how to use it in the README.

I’ve been using it on a bunch of documents and found it useful.

Now sharing it with the world and if you find documents that is not converted well do open an issue or even better a pull request.

Enjoy!

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