Help! I'm cutting and pasting text from Word into a new comment, but when I try to save it, I get error messages and/or coding mixed up with my text.
This can happen when you attempt to copy from Microsoft Word to an Internet page.
We use a rich text editor for formatting. The rich text editor is the box you type in that has the buttons on the top for options such as bullet point, bold, italic, etc. Performing a direct copy/paste from Microsoft Word can cause extra Microsoft code to show up on the page.
There are two options:
- Use the button on the top that looks like a little Microsoft Word icon. If you hover over it, it says "Paste from Word." Click the button and paste your text into that window. Click "Insert" when done.
- If you're still having problems, you can use the button next to it, which has a little icon that has a "T" on it. When you hover over the button, it says "Paste as Plain Text." Do the same thing...click the button, then paste your text into the window. Click "Insert" when done.
One of those two should work, but a third option would be to disable the rich text editor completely by clicking the "disable rich-text" link right beneath the entry field. You can paste your text in this field, but it will lack formatting without adding basic HTML tags.