Paste text from a Microsoft Word document to a text box

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Note: In the most recent version of the Rich Text Editor, Word-specific tags are removed automatically when copied text is pasted into the editor.

Copy the text from Word

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Copy the text in your MS Word document to your computer's clipboard (CTRL-C for PC or COMMAND-C for MAC).

Paste the text in the Textbox


You must paste your text using the keyboard shortcuts (CTRL-V for PC or COMMAND-V for MAC).

View Word content in the editor

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The pasted content will now appear in the Rich Text Editor and you may edit it there to display the desired formatting.

More questions about the Rich Text Editor tool?

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This page is adapted from an equivalent Sakai Community help article.

The original Sakai Community help article, unedited, is available at