Thanks John, for plugging my product :)
OneNote online is indeed cool for a "wiki in a file" concept and I have taken to using that for my on-line documentation because it is so easy to work with.
Sometimes however a wiki is a better option and so I reckon they are not dead just yet. The inadequacies of SharePoint wikis have vexed me for a long time, especially this image import issue which just makes them unusable if you have the job of converting legacy content say based in Word.
I have posted a couple of blog article on (or related to) the subject:
I have also built some technical solutions (Word to Wiki) that I hope address the shortfall in capability.
The Farm solution version of Word to Wiki has been Kaboodle Software's biggest selling product for the past 2 years with customers all over the world. We are just in the process of releasing the on-line version(s) to the App Store.
As you point out, Word to Wiki (Lite) is free and does the basics of converting a Word document to a wiki page but is limited in features (it only works with a standard wiki library and not an enterprise wiki and the source and target libraries must be in the same web site for example).
What it does is strip out any embedded content from a source Word document (images, smart art, embedded objects etc.) and saves them as graphic files in SharePoint image library. Each document's embedded content is saved to a uniquely named folder and so there is no chance of name conflicts. It then stitches back the html with links to these graphics.
The Pro version is just a couple of weeks away from the App store and adds the following features:
- Balk asynchronous processing (up to 100 documents at a time)
- Support for enterprise wikis (any publishing library in fact)
- Cross site/site collection publishing
- Metadata mapping
- Sub-element publishing i.e. you can select just part of the word document for publishing (say a section) as a wiki page rather than the whole thing.
We are thinking of licensing it on a subscription basis with a maximum charge of $100/month per organisation (less, if you need it for a small project team).
Both app store versions will work with O365 and on-prem.
Delighted to receive any constructive feedback on the app store releases.