Importing a PDF

Hi, I’m in the process of exporting all of my documentation from Craft. If I do it in markdown, none of the images come over. If I do it in a PDF, I then have to utilise Adobe and split out the pages and then install them module by module. I’m wondering if there’s an easier way?

Thank you in advance.

I’m using Siri to dictate this, so blame him for any grammatical errors.:blush:

Hi @Charliewood,

There isn’t any easier way to do it except for markdown (with CSV so that all of your files will have the right names - even though it works without). Using PDFs wouldn’t be a good option because they would import as files into Anytype (and not to mention, you would have to import them individually). The only other import option is for protobuf files which are special files that (as far as I know) are unique to the Anytype app (only for exporting and importing in Anytype - like for those who had to bring over their files from the alpha app to the beta app), HTML (which wouldn’t be much different from markdown), TXT (plain text files - perhaps the worst option), and the Notion import (which wouldn’t necessarily work because you’re not using Notion). When the team introduces “batching” (selecting multiple objects and rendering the same changes to the group of selected objects), this wouldn’t be as much of a problem. But, for now, each markdown file automatically imports as a page without any extras (no headers, emojis, descriptions, etc. - unless you were using Notion and imported using the API method). Hopefully you don’t mind doing a bit of changing when you import your items because markdown is the only way that you’re going to be able to do it.

Hopefully this all helps,
James - @23jjl


Hello James, thank you for such a comprehensive response. That’s very kind of you thank you.

I have such a lot of information in Craft, think it would be quite cathartic to move projects over one by one, I’m sure there’s a lot of stuff that can be either refreshed in my mind or binned.

I’m getting my head around the app. I really like it, especially security side. That’s exception, appealing, so I’ll stick with it. And occasionally ask the odd stupid question. Thanks again for your help. Regards, Charlie.