Friday, March 25, 2011

Cut and paste email templates / A word on Word

The problem with cutting and pasting from Word into the Address Two email editor is that is that there is a lot of formatting overhead that comes with the paste operation.

For example if you have a paragraph in word that looks like:

Some Text In Word

When you cut and paste this into the address two email editor you get:

< Some formatting that does not work well in the editor > Some Text In Word < Some more formatting that does not work well in the editor >

Literally yoiu get:

< p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 10pt;" > < span style="font-size: 12pt;" > < span style="font-family: Calibri;" >Some Text In < strong style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal;" > Word < /strong > < /span > < /span > < /p >

This is a huge increase in the html code, and most of this code is targeting word or a web page and will not work in your html email. It may make your email appear blank.

To get around this, it’s best to cut out the text you want from word and paste the text into notepad or some other simple text editor. Then cut the text in the notepad and paste the text into the Address Two email editor.This removes the formatting and makes the text easier to work with.

Happy Pasting!


  1. Some email communications need formatting in order for the text to be readable.

  2. I agree. The issue is where you apply that formatting. Our email system provides the editor in which you can apply formatting, colors, images, even tabular layout. But, if you try to copy/paste that formatting from Word, it can cause problems.