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Copying from Microsoft Word

Copying and pasting from Microsoft Word may not always produce the desired result as Microsoft Word text contains elements that will not display properly on any computer that does not have Microsoft Word installed. Microsoft Word will, for a fee, sell a compatibility library, but there is a no-cost option.

  1. Open up WordPad from the Accessories folder.
  2. Cut and paste from Microsoft Word into WordPad.
  3. Cut and paste from WordPad into HotDoodle.

WordPad seems to be written before Microsoft added the incompatible elements.


Example of Text Pasted Directly From Microsoft Word

Below is the summary text at the top of this screen copied and pasted directly from Microsoft Word. The pasted text contains complex HTML and all of the "Mso" elements that will be missing on other computers without Microsoft Word.


Pasted from Microsoft Word

Microsoft Word text contains elements that will not display properly on any computer that does not have Microsoft Word installed. Microsoft Word will, for a fee, sell a compatibility library, but there is a no-cost option.

 

  1. Open up WordPad from the Accessories folder.

 

  1. Cut and paste from Microsoft Word into WordPad.

 

  1. Cut and paste from wordpad into HotDoodle.

 

WordPad seems to be written before Microsoft added the incompatible elements.

Microsoft Word's Incompatible Elements
<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="color: #000000;"><span style="font-family: Times New Roman;">Microsoft Word text contains elements that will not display properly on any computer that does not have Microsoft word installed. Microsoft Word will, for a fee, sell a compatibility library, but there is a no-cost option.</span></span></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="color: #000000;"><span style="font-family: Times New Roman;">&nbsp;</span></span></span></p> <ol style="margin-top: 0in;" type="1"> <li class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo1; tab-stops: list .5in;"><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="color: #000000;"><span style="font-family: Times New Roman;">Open up WordPad in the Accessories folder.</span></span></span></li> </ol> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="color: #000000;"><span style="font-family: Times New Roman;">&nbsp;</span></span></span></p> <ol style="margin-top: 0in;" type="1"> <li class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo1; tab-stops: list .5in;"><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="color: #000000;"><span style="font-family: Times New Roman;">Cut and paste from Microsoft Word into WordPad.</span></span></span></li> </ol> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="color: #000000;"><span style="font-family: Times New Roman;">&nbsp;</span></span></span></p> <ol style="margin-top: 0in;" type="1"> <li class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo1; tab-stops: list .5in;"><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="color: #000000;"><span style="font-family: Times New Roman;">Cut and paste from wordpad into HotDoodle.</span></span></span></li> </ol> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: Times New Roman;"><span style="color: #000000;">&nbsp;</span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; font-size: 12pt; mso-fareast-font-family: 'Times New Roman'; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-fareast-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA;"><span style="color: #000000;">WordPad seems to be written before Microsoft added the incompatible elements.</span></span></p>

Example of Text Pasted Through WordPad

Below is the summary text located at the top of this screen copied and pasted from Microsoft Word into WordPad and then into HotDoodle. The HTML it generates is clean and does not have the incompatible "Mso" elements.


Pasted from WordPad

Microsoft Word text contains elements that will not display properly on any computer that does not have Microsoft word installed. Microsoft Word will, for a fee, sell a compatibility library, but there is a no-cost option.

1. Open up WordPad in the Accessories folder.

2. Cut and paste from Microsoft word into WordPad.

3. Cut and paste from WordPad into HotDoodle.

WordPad seems to be written before Microsoft added the incompatible elements.

WordPad's Clean Simple HTML

<p>Microsoft Word text contains elements that will not display properly on any computer that does not have Microsoft word installed. Microsoft Word will, for a fee, sell a compatibility library, but there is a no-cost option.</p>
<p>1. Open up WordPad in the Accessories folder.</p>
<p>2. Cut and paste from Microsoft word into WordPad.</p>
<p>3. Cut and paste from WordPad into HotDoodle.</p>
<p>WordPad seems to be written before Microsoft added the incompatible elements.</p>

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