Res facta quae tamen fingi potuit (pauamma) wrote in lj_userdoc,
Res facta quae tamen fingi potuit

RFC: New Entries FAQ "How do I paste from my external app into the update form?"

How do I paste into the entry update or edit form from my word processor or external application? How do I remove the unwanted formatting?

If you paste an entry from an external application (such as a word processing program) into the Rich Text Editor, the Rich Text Editor will automatically insert HTML markup to preserve the formatting. To avoid this, you can switch to the HTML editor before you paste your text into the entry (this will remove all the tags and formatting that would have been inserted with the text), or switch to it afterward (this will show the tags and will let you remove the ones you don't want).

Rationale: this isn't specific to the problem boredinsomniac wants to address with her proposed addition to FAQ165, so I would make it a separate FAQ (or add it to an existing FAQ) and link to it from FAQ165 instead.
Tags: cat-entries, faq222, status-resolved

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