Pasting from Word
When you copy text to your clipboard from any Microsoft product (post Office ’97), you copy all of the invisible Microsoft XML formatting (HTML) that goes with the text.
When you paste that text HTML into the Schools-Online editor, you get lots of lines of code for every single piece of text. Even with a small table this can add up to tens of thousands of characters.
To remove these hidden characters we need to remove the formatting using the 'Remove Format' tool provided in our editor. The following instructions will show you how to copy tables from Word and paste them into the Schools-Online editor without getting the 30,000 maxiumum character error.
The shorter version of the following tutorial is:
- CTRL + C (copies the text from Word)
- CTRL + V (to paste the text into the Schools-Online editor)
- CTRL + A (to select all)
- Click the Remove Format button
Follow these final steps to add the border back to your table.