MS Word / Excel integration?

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I`m just curious: Is it possible to copy text from MS Word or MS Excel to your Yola site without any coding problems or formating glitches? Just straight from Word to Yola?
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Ruhan

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Kershnee

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Hi Ruhan,

No - we strongly advise against doing this!! 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.***

For more information on this, see this excellent tutorial: Tutorial

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.
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Yes, simply use the "Paste from Word" button (first button on second row of toolbar). So, if you have content that is stored on an MS Word document that you want to add to your site, simply click on this button. A dialog box will appear. Paste your MS Word content in the dialog box and click "OK". All hidden formatting will be removed from the MS Word content. Now you can safely copy and paste this content onto your site.

Also, if you already have text on your site that has been copied and pasted from MS Word or another source, you can use the tool on the second page to rectify this - http://html101.yolasite.com/stripping.... Simply follow the instructions listed on the page.
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Thanks! I think there should be more features to the text editor. More fonts, more specific font sizes, etc.
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Kershnee

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Thanks for your feedback, Ruhan!!
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Donald

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yea Ruhan, I've only been telling them that for months. They don't even have all the general colors... like yellow doesn't even exist.
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appreciated and the comment that it applies to all web builder - universal problem and not Yola specific.
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Donald

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it usually works well to save document (doc, docx) or spreadsheet as a webpage, filtered then open it up in your browser and copy from there. It MUST be in your browser window or it won't work. I don't do it that often like I use to, but sometimes I need something like a table or something that I can easily create on either excel or word and I'll do it this way and the bad word code doesn't usually come with it. Because when you saved it as webpage, filtered... you just filtered the MS Word specific tags but the document still looks the same.