Copy and Pasting Text from Other Sources

Modified on Fri, 13 Sep 2019 at 02:35 PM

Some libraries are finding it difficult to modify their content once it has been pasted into the Ploud WYSIWYG Editor. The reason this is happening is that, when text has been copied in another application such as another browser, there is formatting code that gets added to the copied text. 

Your computer does this to preserve the formatting of the copied text however, this formatting can get in the way of further trying to change the text. In some cases, it is impossible to change the text format. This can result in frustration and cause the WYSIWYG editor to get 'finicky'.

The way to make the pasted behave is to clear the formatting that the text has around it.

In our example below, we have copied and pasted some text from a page from another site. You can see that the text is formatted with headers and a grey background that came from the other website:

Since we do not want this formatting carried over into our current site, we will clear this formatting by highlighting the text and selecting the 'Clear Formatting' item from the toolbar.

Once the formatting has been cleared, the text will be stripped of all formatting and will look like the text below:

The text will now need to be formatted with the styles from the website. You can simply do this by highlighting the text you want to format, and then selecting the 'Formats' menu. There you will find the different Headers, Paragraph and Text formats that your website supports. After formatting the pasted text, our text looks like:

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