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Site URL: https://www.revoltinggays.com/hostile-forces

Hello! I'm, having a little trouble with not being able to reformat text

The client has been copying and pasting his text from word straight into squarespace and I've been going in and adding it back as plain text where needed (I know it's not best practice but he's in his 70s so I don't want to overcomplicate things for him!)

For some reason though some of the pages are in italic, even when I paste them as plain text, or copy them into a new text block. Squarespace doesn't seem to think that the text is italic so I'm a bit stuck.

Here's a link to one of the pages that it's happening on https://www.revoltinggays.com/hostile-forces

(please forgive how messy it is, it's very much a work in progress)

Any advice or ideas would be hugely appreciated!


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I've never had good experiences with pasting directly from Word into website form fields.

Is your client using Word just to type in text or is he wanting to style the text?

If your client is going from Word to Squarespace and he's been doing it himself. He obviously knows how to create a text blocks. Can he bypass the Word step and work directly in SS?

If that isn't an option, is he up for handing the W documents over to you, then you deal with the issue of getting it in?

If your client wants to be more of a DIY perhaps he could learn to use learn a different word processor, one that doesn't munge things so much. I don't know which ones that would be. The problem is that Word Processors and web fields are fundamentally different beasts.

I just tried TextEdit on macOS and it did OK. The underline formatting was lost. But bold and italic came across. The size was not preserved, which makes sense.



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