Pasting Text From Word
When you stylize text (organize into paragraphs and lists, make boldface, italicize, underline, change font, and text size) in word processors like Microsoft Word, the program adds tags around the text to display as you command it to. Unfortunately, web-based programs use a different command languages in its tags (HTML).
When you paste text from these word processors into the Editor of your page, news item, or blog entry, these language will conflict with each other and will not display as you intend (often, you will not see this until the item is published).
Below is a look at what the tagging from Word looks like:
Pasting from Another Outside Source (Website, Microsoft Word, Other Programs)
Copying text from other websites and other programs can also bring command tags that conflict with those you add in the Editor. When copying and pasting from other sites and programs, follow the steps below to ensure that text behaves as you intend.
How to Paste Plain Text
This is the easiest way to remove all the nasty outside tags that could conflict with your HTML commands. Just follow these steps:
1. Copy your text from Word or another outside source.
2. In the new/edited Web page, right click in the body of the Editor.
3. Select “Paste as Plain Text.”
4. Paste you text in the box and click OK.
5. Stylize your text (add italics, boldface, new paragraphs, lists, etc.)
Following this routine when pasting from other sources will keep your text behaving as you command. Here is how your command tagging should look. (See how clean in comparison to the other examples?):