Web Administrator's Guide
Sunday, July 14, 2024

What is the best way to copy and paste content into my site?

Whenever you need to copy and paste content (text and tables only, no images or multiple text boxes) from any source into your site, use one or more of the following methods (the first being the best):
  1. Paste the content it into a plain text editor such as Notepad (Windows) or TextEdit (Mac) before copying and pasting it into your site.

  2. Remove all formatting from the text just before copying it by using the formatting eraser in the document program.
  3. Click the Paste from Word button Paste From Word on the editor toolbar and paste the content into the dialog box that comes up.
All of these methods are intended to scrub the content of any non-standard code that may interfere with the page's proper operation.  The code used by various programs to format content is not always compatible with the HTML standards, thus the need to remove most if not all of it before pasting it into your site.
Once you have the content in your page, you can use the editor tools to reformat the content in the best way possible for the Web.
This will ensure that you have clean, unformatted, HTML-friendly content on your page.  Using a few simple steps now will prevent a great deal of frustration later.

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