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Cannot cut and paste from Word

  1. sallybea profile image100
    sallybeaposted 2 years ago

    Yesterday when I was working on a Hub, each time I tried to cut and paste some text from Word, it appeared not to show up in the block, at all.  I could not see it at all until I had saved the page.  When it appeared, it showed up two or three lines below the top of the block and I had to reduce the space so that the text was at the top of the block.  Is anyone else experiencing this?

    1. agvulpes profile image88
      agvulpesposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Word tends to put in some hidden code for punctuation!  You may have inadvertantly typed in a 'paragraph' shift and then transferred that over with you cut and paste?

    2. Matthew Meyer profile image76
      Matthew Meyerposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Sorry you are having trouble creating your Hub.
      Word and other programs have text with formatting that may not transfer properly when you copy and paste. We suggest using a plain text editor to work on the copy on your computer. You can then save a backup locally and copy paste the plain text to your capsules from a program like Notepad++

      As of this time we have had no other reports of any issues like this, so it could be an issue with your computer or browser.

      Try these steps (including clearing your browser cache and restarting your computer).
      http://hubpages.com/learningcenter/Diag … r-problems

      If you are still having problems, please email us at team@hubpages.com

      1. sallybea profile image100
        sallybeaposted 2 years agoin reply to this

        I have cleared my cache and updated my browser, I will see how it goes now.  I noticed there was another thread with the same problem and took your advice:)  Thank you very much.

        1. Matthew Meyer profile image76
          Matthew Meyerposted 2 years agoin reply to this

          Hope that it works for you.

          Sometimes it is just a single browser extension causing the issue.
          For example, we have had a few people report problems specifically with Grammarly recently and disabling that extension fixed their issue.

          1. sallybea profile image100
            sallybeaposted 2 years agoin reply to this

            I have a love-hate relationship with Grammarly and this might be the problem, but I love being able to write and have an editor help me keep things free of errors.  I am hoping that what I have done with the browser and cache will be sufficient so that I can keep it.  It has been a brilliant help in editing a large chunk of my hubs already.  I may complete the task and then delete it but  what a difference it has made to have a tool like Grammarly.

            1. Matthew Meyer profile image76
              Matthew Meyerposted 2 years agoin reply to this

              It could be an issue with just this version of Chrome or with the specific version of the Grammarly extension.
              I have not used it, but it appears there is a version for Firefox as well.
              https://addons.mozilla.org/en-uS/firefo … grammarly/

  2. Indianstudent profile image59
    Indianstudentposted 2 years ago

    It may be due to your net connectivity or may be problem in your browser.

    1. Indianstudent profile image59
      Indianstudentposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      OR may be Yesterday Scheduled Maintenance
      This message shown in hubtool"
      HubPages is currently in a scheduled maintenance window. The site is expected to be operating normally again in about 30 minutes.

      In order to protect our users from a frustrating editing experience, the HubTool is currently unavailable for use" 

      I know only these reasons.

      1. sallybea profile image100
        sallybeaposted 2 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks. Guys, no don't think I did anything different to what I do normally do.  I did see that there was some Scheduled Maintenance late last night, our time in the UK but don't know if this was the reason.  Will just have to see what happens next time I write a hub:)

        1. mary615 profile image97
          mary615posted 2 years agoin reply to this

          I think it may have been because of the scheduled maintence.  I tried to edit a Hub at that time and could not.  Then I saw the message.   BTW:  I have started writing my articles on Google+.  The document is easier to copy/paste.  I lost a lot of work in Word when I got a Trojan Horse about a year ago.  Documents are saved safely on Google+.

          1. sallybea profile image100
            sallybeaposted 2 years agoin reply to this

            mary615
            I did not know I could do that.  I have always used Word.  I will have to check it out, thanks.
            Sally

            1. Matthew Meyer profile image76
              Matthew Meyerposted 2 years agoin reply to this

              Be careful if you write your Hubs on Google+ first as that could result in them showing as duplicate if you then later try to publish the same content on HubPages.

              1. sallybea profile image100
                sallybeaposted 2 years agoin reply to this

                Think I will stick to Word,  Matt.  Yesterday I was using Headings instead of Paragraph, perhaps this was the problem.  I wanted something which might give me an A - Z Guide with wrapped text but the only thing which I could come up with was Heading 3 - not quite what I wanted but I had to go with it in the end.   Do you have a better alternative I could have used, please? I used this on my A  - Z Recycling Guide for Allotment Gardeners.

                1. Matthew Meyer profile image76
                  Matthew Meyerposted 2 years agoin reply to this

                  I did some experimenting yesterday per you request to have a large letter start off and I was not able to find a way to use HTML and keep the letter together. I was trying to do header text as well. In each case it resulted in a space after my first character.
                  So this
                  <h2>A</h2>ge

                  Ended up having a break after the A.

                  1. sallybea profile image100
                    sallybeaposted 2 years agoin reply to this

                    Can I put this into the HTML section and try it out?    Could you make it much larger than we usually have it?  I wanted it to look like the old children's story books we used to read.
                    I tested the HTML but it is rather small.

                2. Writer Fox profile image61
                  Writer Foxposted 2 years agoin reply to this

                  You are setting your Hub up for a big whammy from Google for using too many H-tags.  That is considered spam to a search engine.  H-tags are for indicating the structural hierarchy of a webpage; they are not to be used as a substitute for changing the font size or as a substitute for bolding. At the most, you could have an H-2 Tag for every major section of at least five hundred words. For major sections of 1,000 words headed with an H-2 Tag, you could sub-section with two H-3 tags.

                  What you have on your Hub is about 3,000 words, 38 H-2 tags and 72 H-3 tags.  Way too many! You can't put a single sentence underneath an H-3 tag.  A single sentence is NOT a major subsection of a webpage! 

                  For a Hub, you can use a photo capsule like this:
                  http://usercontent2.hubimg.com/12419069.png

                  Of, use a page-divider like this:
                  http://usercontent2.hubimg.com/12419073.jpg

                  1. sallybea profile image100
                    sallybeaposted 2 years agoin reply to this

                    Writer Fox
                    Thanks, don't know what we would do without you here.  I will change them.  Not sure how I would make or do what you suggest here.
                    Sally

              2. mary615 profile image97
                mary615posted 2 years agoin reply to this

                Oh, dear, Matthew.  I am so dumb, I guess.   I just assumed Google + documents  were like just another word processor!  I did not know documents created there were published, etc.   I like it cause it seems to be safer than Word as far as preservation is concerned.

                1. Phyllis Doyle profile image98
                  Phyllis Doyleposted 2 years agoin reply to this

                  I have used Google Docs for years and never had any problem with duplicate material from that source. Just make sure all your docs are designated owned by you and do not share any of them with anybody.

                  Google Docs / My Drive is an excellent help mate when it comes to editing. It checks all my spelling and grammar and underlines what needs to be corrected. It is easy to copy and paste from Google Docs to HubPages hub edit capsules.

                  1. mary615 profile image97
                    mary615posted 2 years agoin reply to this

                    I've never had any problems with duplicate material, either.  I should have said Google Docs NOT Google+

  3. NateB11 profile image95
    NateB11posted 2 years ago

    If it has to do with how Word formats, using Note Pad instead could help. Note Pad doesn't do the formatting code thing and, in my experience, you can just copy and paste from Note Pad with no problem.

    Edit: I think the only problem I've had with using Note Pad is that when you paste it, it will not break up paragraphs; then you end up having to go through and break up paragraphs.

    1. sallybea profile image100
      sallybeaposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      NateB11
      Thanks, strange, I have never had this problem before.  Think I am going to try and forget about it until the next time then.  Thanks for your help.
      Sally

      1. NateB11 profile image95
        NateB11posted 2 years agoin reply to this

        No problem, glad to help.

        1. sallybea profile image100
          sallybeaposted 2 years agoin reply to this

          Still having problems posting text from word to a new Hub.  The text still does not show up until you save what looks like a blank page and then hey presto there is the text but it is also two spaces below where the text should have been pasted.

          1. The Examiner-1 profile image76
            The Examiner-1posted 2 years agoin reply to this

            Grammarly could be causing the problems. If you have a malware and CCleaner then you can use them with your antivirus to check for problems that it may be causing. I do not know whether you got the online or dowloaded version.

            1. sallybea profile image100
              sallybeaposted 2 years agoin reply to this

              It is the online version.  I have an antivirus but not a CCleaner!  Antivirus is AVG.

              1. The Examiner-1 profile image76
                The Examiner-1posted 2 years agoin reply to this

                CCleaner deletes many things and allows you to check off what you do or do not want to delete.

 
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