While most content can be quickly and easily copied from Word into a Concourse syllabus, pasting complicated text formatting can sometimes produce some unexpected adjustments. Here are a few suggestions for making sure your content can be transferred smoothly while preserving most formatting.
- Paste smaller blocks of text: Sometimes large blocks of text with multiple types of formatting (tables, bullets, headings, etc.) may cause the text to display improperly. If you can paste the text in smaller blocks, it may allow the system to mimic the formatting more accurately.
- Use the native formatting options of the text editor: If you are pasting a block of text with sophisticated formatting, first simplify the text you are pasting and reinstate the formatting using the native options in the Concourse text editor. For example, you can use the justification, bullet, and table buttons to reapply formatting after the text has been copied.
- Retype the information directly into the system: By retyping information directly, you can be sure that the "hidden" formatting that is added to text when copied from Word will not interfere.
- Format the HTML directly: If you are familiar with HTML, you can easily adjust formatting directly by using the HTML button.
- Remove all formatting: Although this may be a last resort, it is definitely an option. If you cannot get the pasted text to format correctly, you can first remove the formatting altogether. This can be easily done by resaving the original document as a TXT file and then pasting the unformatted text directly.
*Note: Sometimes formatting presentation differs among internet browsers. It may be beneficial to check the way your text appears in multiple browsers to ensure the formatting is correct.
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