Copying and pasting text

Modified on Tue, 01 Dec 2020 at 03:52 PM

Many practices find it convenient to copy and paste text from a website or an internal email directly into the editor to save having to write it out again. This is perfectly acceptable, but you need to be aware of hidden code when you do so.


Example of text I have copied in the Visual tab


This is a sentence from my Google Doc that I have copy and pasted into the editor. From the Visual tab (as you can see from the top right hand corner), it appears that the sentence is fine.



Example of text I have copied in the Text tab


However, when we view the same sentence from the Text tab (as you can see from the top right hand corner), you can see that some code has been copied into the editor as well. If I published this web page with this hidden code, the format of the page might be affected.


Luckily, there is a simple solution to this, to make copying and pasting hassle-free.


Paste as text


Screenshot of the 'paste as text' button in the editor


Before you start typing or pasting text into the editor, select the Paste as Text button as highlighted above. This will remove all unwanted formatting from the text that is inserted into this page. 

Be aware that if your copied text included bullet points, bold text, or any other formatting that you wished to keep, you will have to manually reformat it.


Clear formatting


If you have already copy and pasted something into your web page and forgot to paste as text, it is possible to change it.


Screenshot of the 'clear formatting' button in the editor.


By highlighting the text and selecting the Clear formatting button, you can remove the format of text without having to start from scratch. 

Be aware that if your copied text included bullet points, bold text, or any other formatting that you wished to keep, you will have to manually reformat it.

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