Garbled code appears in reports when content is pasted from Word2007

posted Jul 8, 2010, 4:05 AM by a.pastore@cgxchange.org   [ updated Jul 8, 2010, 4:37 AM ]
An unmanageable amount of junk code gets carried over into EasyMTP when you paste content directly from documents processed in Word2007.

This junk code slows down performance of EasyMTP, is not stripped off effectively in the reports, and can only be removed manually in the database.

Therefore, please do NOT paste any content directly from MS Word 2007, but follow one of the following procedures:

a. Paste content as plain text and apply any formatting as needed directly in the EasyMTP Rich Text Editor. This will not retain any formatting or tables which will have to be redesigned in the editor;

b. Copy text from Word, paste to a Google Doc, copy from the Google Doc, then paste to EasyMTP editor. This will transform text to HTML, still preserving some of the formatting that may be reapplied in EasyMTP editor.

c. Convert the document to Google Doc format. If larger than 500KB, split the document in sections and upload/convert separately. Copy content from the Google Doc then paste to EasyMTP editor.

Please contact the CGMap team at cgmap-support[AT]cgiar.org for ad-hoc Google Doc conversion support ONLY if your MTP content has been developed in Word 2007.

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