Problem pasting from Word to a webpage

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When I try to copy and paste from a Word file into a text widget, I get multiple spaces between paragraphs that are difficult or impossible to remove. I've tried saving the Word file using a number of different file types but the same problem occurs. In the Community archives, Peter indicated a method for doing this by saving the word file as HTML, but I don't see how to do that in Word. Any ideas?
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John McCarthy

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Hi Brian
Copying From Word Is Not Advised.
Instead Copy From Word Into Notepad
Then into the yola text widget
I Hope This Helps

John Mc
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Hi Brian

John is right - we don't advise pasting from Word precisely because of the problem you mentioned. MS Word uses proprietary HTML that doesn't "play nice" with web pages. This sometimes manifests by messing with the formatting of your page.

However, here is a workaround you can try if Notepad doesn't give you the desired result: http://forum.yola.com/yola/topics/pas...
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Thanks much John and Monique. The notepad method worked perfectly!
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yes, it does "work"... I've always insisted on using Word... until Yola made some changes. The spaces between paragraphs wasn't there a month or two ago. And other problems that weren't there before are. I like copying in from Word because Word has better formatting options and it's easier to format. With Yola...

you have to go into the html to add an indent to the first line of a paragraph
you have to go into the html to change bullet and number styles
bullets and numbers are one color and size by default (my template they are small and white) and don't know how to change them.
The color palette isn't good at all - Yola doesn't even have yellow
Line spacing has to be done in the html
and many more disadvantages...

but, less errors... so I've decided to get rid of the word formatting, it was taking too much time to fix the errors.

I generally copy from my source.

It keeps the heading tags (benefit)
It keeps the links and if needed you can remove all links at once through yola
It makes formatting easier (just not as advanced as Word)

REMEMBER THOUGH - Copying into Notepad can remove things that will change its meaning such as subscript and superscript. H20 (the 2 should be subscript) - if you copy H20 into notepad then into your site, you just changed the meaning of the 2 referring to the H (hydrogen) to the 2 referring to the 0..

In my circumstance, a lot of things I copy and paste may have subscript or superscript. By copying into Notepad, I could be changing it's meaning.
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Donald I Believe This Will Help You!
http://html101.yolasite.com/
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Donald

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that's very cool, thanks for sharing that...

I'm guessing, it's a similar to word formatting editor without the bad code? :)
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Donald

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If you paste from word into that, will it keep the formatting but get rid of the bad code?