Tip of The Day - When copying and pasting to the web, don't use MS Word

Suppose you are writing a blog post that you want to upload to Blogger or Wordpress. Maybe you are just writing a long email to a friend and want to copy and paste it and send it has an email.

You should avoid copying and pasting from MS word; here is why: as you can see in the screenshot above, using MS Word (or some other Word Processors) adds unnecessary coding, which can often be problematic and cause headache down the road when you want specific formatting.

A simple way to avoid this is simply to copy and paste into a text editor such as Notepad++. Once you have pasted into Notepad++ the formatting is gone with the extra coding. Now you can copy and paste your text without having to worry about bloated code from MS word.

About McKay Christensen

After having lived in Oregon, Alaska, and China for the past 10 years doing landscape design and English teaching, I have returned to my home state of Utah and currently work for a growing tech company.

In my free time I enjoy working on my website where I post tutorials and reviews (and anything else I think is geeky) and I also like to write songs for my Super English Kid Youtube channel.

My favorite things to do include anything with my wife and son. Hiking, camping, and photography (or anything else outdoors). Playing Ultimate Frisbee or Ping Pong. Listening to 60s, 70s, or 80s, music. 

Feel free to contact me using my contact page. I would love to hear from any of you!


  1. Another option that works in many applications (Chrome, Firefox - have not tried with recent IEs or other browsers)... is the Keyboard Shortcut:
    (Ctrl-V - is regular paste)


    1. I discovered Ctrl+Shift+V about a year ago and use it all the time now! One of the best discoveries I have made. Thanks for the comment and sharing that great tip with everyone!


Powered by Blogger.