Document Formating?

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I need to put a document from office 2007 on my site. How do I do that? i copy and paste but it changes the format. Please help.
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I need to advise you that when you copy and paste rich text directly from MS Word (or another word processor) onto your site, this brings along a whole lot of unwanted formatting that is not web friendly and can easily break your page. It can also cause your site to show up inconsistently in different browsers. The problem might not always show up immediately, but sometimes it happens after you save and navigate to a different page or log out and log in again.

To avoid display and loading issues, the best alternative is first to paste your text into NotePad (in the accessories folder of your computer) and then paste it as plain text onto your Yola page. You can then use the Yola text editor to format your text as desired.
***Please note that this would be the case with any browser-based text editor you might use, not just Yola. It is a universal website building problem.***

It's also always a good idea to keep a copy of your text in a .txt file from Notepad so that you have a backup copy kept on your PC.

The solution in this case - you can delete the page or delete the existing text and then re-add it to your page following the steps above.

You can also use this Text Editor to format and spell check your text and strip out MS Word code. It will generate valid markup which you can safely paste into the Yola site builder.

If this doesn't solve the problem, please let me know.