I write all my content within a word editor on my pc, when I copy and paste my content into the visual editor it appears fine. Then after saving, it includes additional code in my submission. To remove this I have to edit the "HTML" behind the hub to remove the code. I think this code is RTF related and contains formatting information. For some reason it automatically is transferred from Word processing packages.
Would some form of auto removal for this code be sensible, especially for helping new users out?
In the HTML editor, there is a "clean up html" button that may already do the "auto removal" that you are looking for. Have you tried this clean up button?
On Friday, HubPages made some minor updates to the copy-and-paste feature to make it work better with Microsoft Word. Have you tried it since then? Did you see any improvement?
I do mine in notepad before I publish.
I know...very primitive....LOL
But I haven't run into any trouble with C&P with that.
Notepad cleans up excess stuff.
Thats nice of Larry -but the problem is basically Microsoft's not hubpages. I use Q10 - its a simple text editor which is free and does word count and spell check and nothing much else. I use it to write a lot of stuff in and then know that I all I will get in the hub text capsule or blog post is the text - I wrote a review on Q10 retro text editor here - if you still miss WordPerfect 4.2 you'll love it!
Thanks for the advice all, I do understand it is a problem that Microsoft includes within a 'Copy', but Microsoft will probably not change. Many new users to hub pages might not understand why it happens. Let alone feel confident to edit the HTML.
I have just posted content for a comment from a MS Word document to hub pages, unfortunately the same problem still occurs. Although I will try the 'clean up HTML' button in the future.
This is only a suggestion on improving the user experience for new and experienced hub users alike. A simple remove of all un-allowed code before a post is saved to the hub pages database would do it. Simple in principle, but I expect much harder to implement.
I don't think that this is strictly a Microsoft thing, because by default Open Office does this as well. As has been stated, pasting it into notepad and then copying it from notepad to Hubpages, or whatever site, is probably one of the more common work arounds.
However, due to my security settings, whenever I try to paste into Hubpages Text Capsules, the "Paste as Plain Text" window pops up, which seems to work similar to how notepad works...
Like sabrebIade above, I learned long ago to just use notepad. No "extra" stuff can get included that way. ~ Steve
by Mousumi Paul5 years ago
From Google help,I know that I should copy and paste the Gogle AdSense code in my webpage.But when i try to do that using their help,It's not working.Because when i try to view the sourse code,i can't edit them,so i...
by Crown Love3 days ago
Please I want to copy and paste the pictures I have uploaded in my hubpages so as to use them for the article am about to write but couldn't do it.the text capsule could not allow me to copy and paste pictures.
by Nick Gerace9 years ago
Hey, all! New hubster here. I'm getting acclimated to the site, but don't see how to do this.When I use Word, I indent and add a line between paragraphs. If I copy and paste the Word doc, it pastes in...
by Patty Florence2 years ago
Can someone tell me what is better? Creating a hub using copy & paste, or the grid in hps?
by Diane Ziomek8 years ago
I have a question. May I copy and paste an article from my Word program onto HubPages, or do I have to write it all when I'm online? I would hate to have my account closed if doing it this way is in...
by Rajan Singh Jolly6 years ago
Do you use the text capsules directly to write hubs or do you use word and then copy paste?or do you use some other application?
Copyright © 2018 HubPages Inc. and respective owners.
Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners.
HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc.
HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.