Word Documents?

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Can I insert a word document onto my page so that people can view it without just creating a link to it?
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Jennifer

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Ruth

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Hi Jennifer,

Pasting from a Word Doc creates problems with formatting.

If you really want to cut and paste then this is one possible solution: copy it from Word, paste it into something like Notepad, and then copy that text to paste into your text widget. Seems lengthy but eliminates the problems brought by using text directly copied from Word!
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I have been working my text data in microsoft works word processor. When I get it proof read or ready to put on my site, I then copy and paste it into the text widget. So far so good. Also that helps correct any spelling errors. Note pad doesn't have a spell checker. Just make sure the Fonts match with the fonts supported in synthasite!
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Are you able to copy and paste any clipart you have in the document? I have not had any luck doing this.
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Monique, VP of Customer Support

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Hi Jennifer
Images cannot be copied and pasted. They need to be uploaded to your file manager and inserted with either the text widget or the image widget.
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Thrundar

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I have found a way to copy and past images into the text widget. It works too. Should I share?
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Monique, VP of Customer Support

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Hmmm. You would need to check your site on a computer other than the one where you copied and pasted the image from. If they show up there then I am all ears, but I have my doubts.
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Here is what I do. I open (open with) an image through my web browser (IE7) Then I highlight the image, copy, then paste it in the text wizard. Slick as a whistle. Then you can also hyper link the image.
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Look at my example here. http://hobbiesaboutus.synthasite.com/...
I also hyperlinked it to my home page
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Thrundar

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Does it show up?
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Monique, VP of Customer Support

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This is not showing up when I view it. See the screenshot below:
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Thrundar

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Ok, thanks for showing me that! I would have assumed different. Stange. But I wonder on something else. Going to redo the test and go from there. It's a different angle on something else I could paste in from works. A table. It looks good from my end, but may not show right after all. Dang I wish I had the totally free drag and drop resize option here. Totally wysiwyg. There is another host who has it, but their support stinks to high heaven
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Monique, VP of Customer Support

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This is something we will have to work on. I know it would be a great feature. There is a neat trick that allows you to embed a Google Doc spreadsheet, but I am not sure if this is quite what you are after. If you are interested, let me know and I will post it here.
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Monique, VP of Customer Support

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Actually, I might as well post this, because it is relevant to the thread as a whole. A way to embed documents in your page with Google docs and the SynthaSite HTML editor:

1) Create or upload your spreadsheet to Google Docs
2) Publish the spreadsheet in Google Docs, you should get a toolbar opening on the right-hand side, click on 'More publishing options'
3) A dialogue box will open, change the File Format to 'HTML to embed in webpage', choose the rest of the options and generate URL
4) Copy the code provided
5) Go back to your SynthaSite, drag and drop an HTML widget onto the page and paste the code into the HTML editor and press OK!
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Wow. Google sure has a lot of gizmo's. Nifty! Not sure it fits my current needs. But I have bookmarked that one!
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Ok, Monique, can you look at the test page again? It should show a table and the word JET spaced around in the table 12 times. 4 columns, 3 rows.
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Monique, VP of Customer Support

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Perfect! Nicely done. Tell us how you did it.
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Thrundar

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I went into microsoft works word processor. Selected a table, Chose the amount of rows and columns I wanted. Copied the whole thing and then pasted in the page builder text widget. This is something I can use for my photography section. It'll snaz it up a bit.Plus it can be used for other things that would benefit for a layout like that. Like my games page....or even a links page. The grid stretches if more space is needed as you put things into each square. Each square is editable. I'm trying to limp along without html knowledge and improvise with what I do know.
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Monique, VP of Customer Support

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Brilliant! I am glad it worked!
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Thrundar

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That table only works with text. Just a side note.