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Convert to Markdown

  • 29 July 2020
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There is a cool chrome extension called CopyCat that allows you to copy text from a webpage and convert it to a different format: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/copycat/khbjeknhjcdbijopmdbnjpncellpbjhf?hl=en

Recently, my company blocked this extension, so I’d like to try and recreate some of the functionality with Zapier.

I want to copy a link address from a webpage and convert the format to Markdown so that I can paste the formatted link somewhere else.  For example convert https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hyperlink to [Hyperlink](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hyperlink)

 

SImple idea, but I’m not sure how of if this is possible with Zapier.  Any suggestions?

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Best answer by Liz_Roberts 30 July 2020, 20:23

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Hi @Craig ,

Thanks for reaching out- interesting use case!

I see that you have been chatting with William in Support and they think this could be possible using Push by Zapier! Providing their response below in case other members may have a similar question. Let us know how it turns out!

“This is something that would likely require a browser extension if you're looking to extract data from webpages. Zaps won't have a way to extract data from a page unless you manually copy it from the page and push it to the zap yourself.

As long as we have an integration with the app that you want to send the data to, I believe that part of the workflow would be possible. The main issue we'll run into is getting that data from different websites. You could try out our Push by Zapier integration which features an extension to push data to a zap to have it trigger, however, if your company restricts extension they may not allow ours either.”