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How Do I Copy Content From Microsoft Word into Ag CMS?

Many of us use Word (or similar word processing programs) to create, share, and collaborate on content creation. However, Word was never intended to be used to generate web pages or to be used in Ag CMS. Word documents contain formatting information that was designed to be understood by other Microsoft Office programs, not web browsers. Still, it is very common that the bulk of the content you may want to post online is coming from Word documents. -- paraphrased from by Sam Knox

Copy Your Content From Word

Copy text in Word

Simply select the text you want to bring into Ag CMS, and press the Ctrl+C keys, or press the copy icon in Word.

Open Notepad


How to find and open Notepad may vary depening on which version of Windows you are using. Usually, it can be found by clicking on the Start button and going to the All Programs screen, finding the Accessories folder, and then clicking on the icon for the Notepad program.

Paste the Content Into Notepad


Press Ctrl+V to paste the text into the Notepad screen. Do not worry that the formatting (such as fonts, bold, italics) has disappeared. That's the point.

Copy the Content in Notepad


Select the text again (or press Ctrl+A) and press Ctrl+C to copy it.

Go Into Ag CMS to the Edit Page Screen

Copy and paste from Word - enter content

Let's assume you are placing this text on a Page (another option could be a News Item or Article). You'll need to login to Ag CMS and navigate to the Page (or add a new one) where you want to place the text. Click on the Edit tab and find the Body Text area.

Paste the Content

Paste from Word

Put the cursor in the Body Text area and press Ctrl+V to Paste the text in the space. Then Save the page before making any changes

Re-Open the Edit Tab

reopen to edit

Click on the Edit tab to bring back the Body Text area. You can now safely make changes to the formatting and have them stick.

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