Pasting from Word is a tricky one. There are many variables that make it difficult to work around: different versions of Word, different operating systems, different web browsers, etc. On top of that, Word adds its own custom tags and styles — it doesn’t create semantic HTML, meaning your website’s styles get overridden for the pasted content.
When possible, I recommend creating content directly in the CMS. The Save as Draft feature can be used to save progress as you edit so changes never get lost
That said, sometimes it’s necessary to paste content from Word. In that case, the best approach is almost always to paste it as plain text and add the appropriate formatting back afterwards.
To paste as plain text:
- macOS –
- Windows –
CTRL+SHIFT+V works in some applications. (If it doesn’t work, you can also paste into Notepad then copy the text again and paste into the editor.)
If you don’t paste as plain text, you’ll spend a lot of time fixing formatting. The editor tries to cleanup proprietary tags, styles, and invalid markup, but that means what you see in Word isn’t exactly what you’ll get when you paste it into the editor.
One last option you can try to retain formatting is to save the Word document as HTML. Look for the “Webpage, Filtered” option, which produces much cleaner HTML. You can copy the resulting HTML and paste it into the editor using the
I hope that helps!