I was browsing some of the older threads and wanted to make sure
you received an answer. You may have already worked through
There have been some great upgrades to TinyMCE and we also do
some custom work on the WYSIWYG internally. I believe that past
versions of the TinyMCE editor had a "Paste from Word" button and
current versions no longer have need for it as the editor strips
out the MSWord tags much better.
Are you still seeing some of the same behavior? What version of
Cascade are you working with?
I had a user complain about pasting from Word into the WYSIWYG
(using IE 9), we have Cascade version 6.10.9. She has office 2010
but I saw identical behavior on my mac in Chrome. Pasting into the
CMS using IE 8 changed headings to regular text but did not cause
the problems outlined below.
It italicized items that were not italicized in the word
document. After a little research, she had created a word heading,
heading 4, that originally had italics and she changed it so that
it did not have italics. When she pasted in to the WYSIWYG (I saw
identical behavior on my mac), it italicized text above and text
below to the end of the document. I removed the formatting in Word
and pasted the doc again and the italics were gone. Strangely, it
also changed the numbering of one of the bulleted lists in the same
area as the offending heading but once the formatting was removed,
Of course, to the user, this is a huge problem. I mentioned that
she may want to stick with headings in word that are similar to
headings we use on the web, which are heading 1-5 and not change
the heading once its applied in Word. In other words, make the
heading as you intend to use it. But, needless to say, its not an
exact copy, there is some cleanup that will most likely have to
occur when pasting from Word in to the WYSIWYG.
The other thing she mentioned, using IE 8 or 9, sometimes when
choosing a heading from the drop down, she would get the "Do you
want to leave this page?" message.
I was going over some older discussions and noticed this one is
still open. Were you able to figure out what was causing the
pasting issues? Have you had a chance to upgrade to the latest
version of Cascade (there have been additional upgrades to the
Please feel free to let us know if you have any other
Charla, what is coming in 7.02 that you are waiting for?
Sorry Ryan and Charlie, I received your request and never had
the time to check to see if the pasting issues originally posted
have been resolved. Someday maybe I will ... and if there are
issues, I'll either reopen this or create anew one.
There are various issues with the WYSIWYG, bolding items that
are not intended to bold, italicizing items not intended to be
italicized, etc. As Ryan indicated in his previous post "there have
been additional upgrades to the WYSIWYG".
Well, yes. That is how we've corrected it. However, our users do not
have access to HTML view and wouldn't know how to correct such things.
Just would be better if it never happened in the first place...
I've tested my local Cascade 7.0.1 and it does appear that the
empty tags I
mentioned previously are filled with a space to avoid the issue
of the styling flowing into the content below. This should help
your end users a bit as they would not need to view the HTML.
Please let us know if you have any additional questions.