Learn@UW/D2L - Paste from Word in HTML Editor
This document describes the advantages of using Paste from Word instead of a regular Paste to copy text from a Microsoft Word document into the HTML Editor.
To use Paste from Word in the HTML Editor, select "Paste from Word" (by the clipboard with the W logo on it) from the second to the last drop-down.
The main reason for using Paste from Word is accessibility. Using Paste from Word will preserve header information to allow reading the document with a page reader.
Using Paste from Word also ensures that paragraph breaks will be preserved. If you copy text from a Microsoft Word document and paste into the HTML editor using the regular Paste icon or typing Ctrl+V or command+V, paragraph breaks may be removed after saving.
When you use Paste from Word, all text attributes are copied from the Word document into the HTML editor including:
- Effects: Bold, Italics, Underline, Strikeout, Superscript, Subscript
- Lists: Numbered, Bulleted
- Justification: Left, Center, Right
Embedded images and other objects such as charts are not copied into the HTML editor whether you use Paste from Word or regular Paste.