How do I paste as plain text in the Rich-Text Editor?
To copy and paste text from a Google doc or another web page into the Rich-Text Editor, you should use the Paste as Plain Text button. Using this button will help remove HTML formatting from copied content.
Why should I use Paste as Plain Text?
HTML copied from a web page and pasted directly into the editor can result in incorrectly formatted content. The copied HTML may not only affect the pasted text but also other text on the page in UVACollab where it appears.
For example, if content from a Google doc is pasted directly into the editor when making a post in Discussions, formatting of the post with the pasted content and every other post on the page below it may be affected. Pictured above is a forum post that has been copied from a Google doc and pasted directly into the editor. The text stretches far to the right, off the page, requiring lots of scrolling to read it!
How do I use Paste as Plain Text?
Copy the text from the Google doc or web page.
Select the text in your Google doc or web page and copy it to your computer's clipboard (CTRL+C on a PC or Command+C on a Mac).
In the Rich Text Editor, select the Paste as Plain Text icon.
The Paste as Plain Text icon displays a clipboard with a T in a box in its lower right-hand corner.
Paste the text.
Paste (CTRL+V on a PC or Command+V on a MAC) the text from your computer's clipboard into the Paste as Plain Text dialog box.
Click OK to add the text to the text box in the Rich-Text Editor.
Access pasted text in the editor.
You can now see and edit your pasted text in the Rich-Text Editor.
Note: When you paste content as plain text, most formatting will be removed. You will need to add formatting such as bold and italics using the buttons in the Rich-Text Editor.