Copying Content from Word

Microsoft Word (and other desktop publishing apps) often embed their own styles into documents.  When content is copy/pasted into WordPress these styles are also copied and will cause problems when viewing online.

Option 1 (plain text editor)

  1. Copy the text first into a plain text editor like NotePad or TextEdit.
  2. Select All and Copy the text again from the plain text editor.
  3. Paste into the Edit Post/Page area of WordPress.

Option 2 (HTML View)

  1. Copy the text from Word (or other desktop publishing application)
  2. In the Edit Post/Page area of WordPress select the HTML tab (next to Visual on the top right of the screen)
  3. Paste the text you have copied into the text box.
  4. Go back to the Visual tab and format the text as needed.

Option 3 (Paste from Word)

  1. Copy the text from Word (or other desktop publishing application)
  2. On the Edit Post/Page menu bar press the Show/Hide Kitchen Sink button (kitchen_sink) to show more options
  3. From this new row of options press the Paste from Word button (paste_word) and window will pop-up to allow Word text to be pasted in.
  4. Select the Insert button and perform further text formatting as needed.

One Response to “Copying Content from Word”

  1. Xaby Web Design wrote on August 31st, 2010 at 1:27 pm:

    Yeah. I use notepad it's a lot more convenient, just ctrl + c and Ctrl + v and Ctrl + x :) Thanks for sharing.

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