The issue with copy and pasting text directly from Word or another text editing software is that sometimes it also copies over the formatting associated with it. This help guide will show you how to remove the formatting once you have copied and pasted the content. Once it is then pasted into the Rocketspark text block the formatting is placed in HTML tags and can be time-consuming to remove. Shown in the image below is an example of some text affected by these tags.
If there are only a few of these tags they can be manually removed by viewing the HTML source by clicking the "<>" button in the top left. The easier option is to paste the content from Word or other websites into a simple text editing program. This simple text editor strips all the formatting away from the text. Then copy and paste the text from Text Edit into your website and there will be no formatting issues.
On a Windows computer, the programme is called 'Note Pad'
On an Apple Mac, the programme is called 'Text Edit'
Hot tip for Mac users
On a Mac you can also avoid the above steps by copying the text and pasting the text directly into your Rocketspark website text editor by hitting the Shift, Alt, Command and V keys simultaneously to paste the text and match the formatting of where you are pasting to.
It's a handy trick to know when working in other programmes too.