Questions about the text tool

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  1. midget38 profile image85
    midget38posted 11 years ago

    Hi, I noticed over the last few days that when I copy and paste my document on word into the text tool, it comes up underlined and I have to spend time correcting and removing the underlines from the text that I do not want underlined (which is majority of the text). It can be time consuming and unnecessary.

    Many of us use word first before transferring the text to hubs to make things easier and to save our work. Is anyone else experiencing this problem?

    1. Millionaire Tips profile image90
      Millionaire Tipsposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      I haven't had that problem when I moved things from Word, but we have been told that Word tends to add formatting that is not compatible with HubPages.  You can write directly on HubPages. (I copy and paste the article from HubPages to Word to spell and grammar check it and to save it.)  Another option is to copy it from Word to a text editor like Notepad or Wordpad which will remove the formatting and then move it from there to HubPages.

      1. midget38 profile image85
        midget38posted 11 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks! Then I will try another tool like Google docs.

        1. Simone Smith profile image87
          Simone Smithposted 11 years agoin reply to this

          You might also paste the Word text into the HTML interface of the Text Capsule, because then Word's hidden additions won't be included. You will have to re-create your paragraphs, but that just gives you a fresh opportunity to read over your work and catch any typos that might have snuck through. big_smile

          1. midget38 profile image85
            midget38posted 11 years agoin reply to this

            Thanks, Simone!

    2. moonlake profile image86
      moonlakeposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      I get the lines too but not my whole text just sections of it. At one time it happened when a link was added within your text that would make lines show up on all the text.  I don't know how to correct it. I guess it can only be done when you put it into the text capsule.

  2. psycheskinner profile image83
    psycheskinnerposted 11 years ago

    I wonder if this relates to having any removed links (in hub capsules) leave a ghost underlying.  Evcery single time I have to close the capsule, open it again. and remove the underlining that will have magically appeared.  It is an annoyance.

  3. tillsontitan profile image83
    tillsontitanposted 11 years ago

    I've been getting the underline too but not when using Word, but anytime I'm pasting text into HP...I sometimes copy quotes, etc., and they are being underlined.

  4. DrMark1961 profile image94
    DrMark1961posted 11 years ago

    Hi Michelle this only happens if I try to paste from Word and am using Google Chrome. If I open up the hub under Internet Explorer the problem does not exist.

    1. midget38 profile image85
      midget38posted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Ah. Will try that, thanks, Mark!

  5. Victoria Lynn profile image89
    Victoria Lynnposted 11 years ago

    Is everyone talking about the links that go with the underlines? I'm with psycheskinner; it's an annoyance. I have to re-remove them every time I edit. Dr. Mark may have a solution with using another browser. I like Google Chrome, but I may try IE or Firefox. Muy interesante . . . .

  6. Coolpapa profile image63
    Coolpapaposted 11 years ago

    After writing and editing in "word" copy the text into "notepad".  This cleans out all the invisibles and  it can thn be copied and pasted into HP.  Use a small font size in Notepad. Because you will have to edit line Enders when you get into HP

  7. snlee profile image65
    snleeposted 11 years ago

    When I encounter this underline problem, I just select all the pasted text and unclick the underline option at the top of the text capsule and all the lines are removed.

  8. Carola Finch profile image92
    Carola Finchposted 11 years ago

    I also use Word to create the document.  I paste it into Notepad and then paste into HubPages.  The eliminates unwanted codes.

  9. moonlake profile image86
    moonlakeposted 11 years ago

    I use IE and it happens to me, underlines I don't want.

  10. faythef profile image62
    faythefposted 11 years ago

    I do the same  as snlee..It works for me..When I encounter this underline problem, I just select all the pasted text and unclick the underline option at the top of the text capsule and all the lines are removed.

  11. mary615 profile image80
    mary615posted 11 years ago

    When I first started, I used IE8.  I would type into Word, then copy/paste in the text capsule with NO problems.  Then I started having problems, and it was suggested that I install FireFox.  I did, but FireFox will not allow me to copy/paste.  So, when I'm ready to write the Hub, I go back to IE8 and have problems at all:  no underlines.


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