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Feature Request - Paste From Word in HTML Editor

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  • Feature Request - Paste From Word in HTML Editor

    Many online forms now offer a "paste from word" feature.

    This feature strips out the extra word characters and leaves just basic formatting.

    I am wondering what it would take to add such a feature into the default Alpha HTML editor.

    OR, if someone could recommend an HTML editor that easily replaces the Alpha editor and also has this feature.

  • #2
    Re: Feature Request - Paste From Word in HTML Editor

    Puretext?

    http://download.cnet.com/PureText/30...-10069166.html
    There can be only one.

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    • #3
      Re: Feature Request - Paste From Word in HTML Editor

      Puretext is a separate program.

      Maybe if it had an api or something.

      I need something more transparent than that. Something I can incorporate directly into a UX.

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      • #4
        Re: Feature Request - Paste From Word in HTML Editor

        Have you looked at the *html_to_text Function? or the *RTF_TO_HTML Function?

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        • #5
          Re: Feature Request - Paste From Word in HTML Editor

          What I want is a Word to HTML function.

          Look, I have customers (teachers) who are sending emails out through my application.

          They develop flyers in Word that they send home with their students for the parents.

          They want to also send the same information out via email to the parents because the students are unreliable.

          They want the document to go out relatively the same as they have it in Word. I don't need to explain to you that cutting and pasting from Word to the internet has it's issues - I'm just looking for the best solution to get around those issues.

          At the same time, I want as much of the formatting to stay the same as is possible.

          Not all of the teachers are tech savvy, so it has to be transparent and simple.

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          • #6
            Re: Feature Request - Paste From Word in HTML Editor

            CKEditor does a pretty good job - it has a Paste from Word feature. See AlphaToGo or the IADN store - Steve Wood has what you need to get started/integrated.
            -Steve
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            • #7
              Re: Feature Request - Paste From Word in HTML Editor

              Yes, that DOES do a pretty good job.

              I'll have to test it some more, but I think I can make that work. It's at least better than what I've got now!

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              • #8
                Re: Feature Request - Paste From Word in HTML Editor

                They develop flyers in Word that they send home with their students for the parents.

                They want to also send the same information out via email to the parents because the students are unreliable.
                can they not save the document for web in word and attach that document to the email?

                edit:
                once they created the flyer they can save it in word format then save as web format (html)
                they have two files, print one and attach one.
                not that hard.
                Last edited by GGandhi; 05-01-2017, 07:48 PM.
                thanks for reading

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                • #9
                  Re: Feature Request - Paste From Word in HTML Editor

                  They CAN do a lot of things - but that requires training.

                  This is a tool that we provide and there is only so much we can do.

                  They are not employees, they are customers.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Feature Request - Paste From Word in HTML Editor

                    larry, it was just a suggestion.
                    you know what is best for you.
                    thanks for reading

                    gandhi

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                    • #11
                      Re: Feature Request - Paste From Word in HTML Editor

                      If I was wanting to solve this issue I would simply ask the staff to save the documents as a pdf, allow them to upload then to Alpha, then distribute using PDF attachments in the AA Emails.
                      Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.
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                      • #12
                        Re: Feature Request - Paste From Word in HTML Editor

                        So, I am using CKEditor now and it works great.

                        Teaching people to use the paste from word function is easy enough and it seems to clear all the junk out that can screw up the formatting of an email.

                        I highly recommend it if you have to do online editing in Alpha.

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                        • #13
                          Re: Feature Request - Paste From Word in HTML Editor

                          All attachments maybe a problem in emails because it may look like the email is from trusted source but in fact it is not. Same problem is with links in emails.

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                          • #14
                            Re: Feature Request - Paste From Word in HTML Editor

                            As a parent, dealing with portals like this I think an attachment as a word doc would be acceptable, at least to me but in the end like you said it has to work for your users. A PDF would be just as good, but would put the work back on the teacher who is creating in word and in my case my kid (student) wants to download edit and upload their homework as done.
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