Here’s a piece of advice on how to "clean" your texts.
Oftentimes, the text you want to add to your website comes from somewhere else, like Word or some other software, or maybe even another website (NOTE! remember that data may be protected by copyright). When you copy a text, you also copy the background which contains a lot of hidden codes. These codes define the typeface, size and color of the text. Only a small portion of all the underlying code is copied with the text, but it can cause havoc and ruin your work when you insert it in your website. It is designed for a completely different environment than your website. Therefore, my advice is that you delete the underlying code before you paste the text in your website.
How do I clean text?
The easiest way to delete all underlying code, and clean your text, is to paste the text in a TXT file first. My advice is that you always have this TXT file Notepad.txt on your desktop so you can quickly find it when you need to clean data.
Step-by-step instructions are given here below. It looks more complicated than it is. You will notice after a while that it really is very easy and convenient.
- Copy the text you want to add to your website.
- Paste it in a blank TXT file (Notepad.txt).
- Copy the text in the TXT file.
- Paste the text in your website.
To make the process even easier, use these excellent shortcuts.