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You may experience this problem when copying and pasting, for example, a table that has formatting and styles applied by Word. This will cause your Drupal page, upon submitting, to not load (you will get a blank page and will lose your work).
In order to import content from Word you will need to remove the styles and formatting, as they clutter up the code and cause the Drupal page to crash upon submission. This is especially true when it comes to tables. To do so, simply use the “paste from Word” button in FCKEditor. This will bring up a dialog box that will have the following two check boxes:
- Remove Formatting
- Remove Styles
After copying and pasting your content from Word, check both of these boxes. This will effectively remove all the code clutter from the table, while preserving the HTML, that would otherwise have crashed your Drupal page. Click OK to return to the FCKEditor window.
You are now able to reapply your styles and formatting, if necessary, via FCKEditor’s built-in formatting and styles drop-down boxes.
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