I’ll let you in on a secret: sometimes I draft things in Word. Once I feel like they’re ready to share, I copy them over to the wiki so I can collaborate and get feedback from my coworkers. But that first draft? Word doc.
And that’s why I’m pleased to announce that we’ve improved the copy and paste function from Word to Wikispaces. The process of copying your Word docs into your wiki should be much smoother and easier from here on out, without losing all your formatting work.
So what can I copy and paste?
- Text Style This means font, size, color, italics, bold, and underline. All of that will be carried into the wiki.
- Numbered and Bulleted Lists If they were formatted as a list in the original Word doc, they’ll keep that formatting when they’re moved to the wiki page.
- Tables All of your rows, columns, merged cells, and in-table text formatting can be pasted into the wiki page without breaking the table.
What can’t I copy and paste?
- Images Instead of getting the image, you’ll get a “Missing Image” placeholder. Single click it to add the image.
- Forms If your original Word doc has a lot of complicated form fields, they won’t carry over to your wiki. If you want a form on your wiki page, you should use a form widget.
- Tabs Tabs at the beginning of a line or next to a space won’t carry over. Tabs between two other characters will carry over as spaces.