Well, I can't say that you are wrong.
Althrough it's extremely boring (as you've already posted), doing all "by hand" seems to be the only way to get the final result to be exactly as expected. (excuse my english, I'm a foreigner)
I've forgot to mention that this "marvelous script" that I was thinking about is meant to make things a little easier, but *never* to fully automate the whole job - yes, it sounds like a doable thing, but I have serious doubts about it...
Anyway, my whole point is quite the same as the center of your post: the concern about having to type everything, but feeling/fearing that this is the only way.
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