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How to Avoid Formatting Issues When Pasting from Word to Job Descriptions

How to use the wordtocleanhtml website to copy job descriptions from Microsoft Word to the job description editor in A-Suite.

There is a simple tool that can be used to make copying text from Microsoft Word to the Job Description text field much easier. Applications like Microsoft Word tend to attach their own formatting to the text within the document. What this means is that copying text from a Word document and then pasting it into a Job Description text field can cause formatting issues. You may have noticed that certain functions within that text field don’t operate normally when using this copy/paste method. 

The word2cleanhtml website tool solves the potential formatting issues. You can visit the website by clicking here.

When you first enter this website, you are met with this screen.

After you paste your text into the field, click the “convert to clean html” button.

After clicking the “convert to clean html button” the website will then take the pasted text and convert it into text that is free of the Microsoft Word formatting. Click on the “Preview” tab located just above the center of the white box.  

 

You can then copy the text in the “Preview” tab by clicking on the “Copy cleaned HTML to clipboard” button. This will copy the text within the field.

Finally, you can paste the copied text by right-clicking in the Description text field and clicking on the paste option within the pop-up menu. 

 

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