Paste from Word into Blackboard
Pasting content from a Word document can result in problems, including display errors, formatting gone awry, and strange characters appearing on the page. This is a result of excessive code use by Microsoft that other programs cannot interpret correctly.
We have installed a new mashup tool to help resolve this issue without requiring re-typing items into the text editor or using another tool to strip the code.
Instead of pasting your Word content directly into the text editor, you will call up the "Paste from Word" mashup tool All you have to do is select the tool (click the mashup icon and select "Paste from Word", paste the Word content into the box and click "Submit".
While you might not notice any difference on the front end, the Word code has been removed and this is what frequently causes problems. You might have to clean up a few items, such as extra line breaks, but your content will generally be ready to go.