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    Can normal word document text be inserted into the free text field or does it have to be in HTML?

    Asked by housesignsaustralia on November 09, 2011 at 06:15 PM
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    Answered by fxr on November 09, 2011 at 06:39 PM

    Yep. You can copy and paste any text in there. 

    You have to be careful with any special characters etc as it may break your formatting once converted to HTML.

    I personally, find pasting into notepad first, then into the Free Text (HTML) field helps prevent any weird bugs creeping in, by copying special characters over.


    You have basic formatting tools, in the Free Text (HTML) such as bold, italics, font, font colour etc. 

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    Answered by housesignsaustralia on November 11, 2011 at 04:48 AM
    Thanks very much for this
    Could you just confirm what special characters you are talking about. do
    They include commas & apostrophes etc?
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    Answered by fxr on November 11, 2011 at 04:57 AM

    No. Commas and apostrophes should be ok.

    I would just worried about some of the formating Word uses, for things such as indentation, page breaks, carraige returns etc. If you use notepad as an intermediary, it should strip out anything that is likely to cause a problem.