In addition to creating new web page content directly in the Web Page Editor, you can also copy and paste content developed in another application, such as a word processing document or Internet site. You can then modify the pasted content using the formatting controls available in the Web Page Editor. For example, you could paste a column of data from a spreadsheet and then format the resulting paragraphs as a bulleted list. Note, however, that the Web Page Editor supports only the formatting options available through its toolbar. These formatting options provide flexibility but also ensure that your published content is presented well in both Player and document outputs. As a result, your pasted content might not look identical to the selection copied from the external source, and you should always use the Web Page Editor controls after pasting content to ensure that it is formatted as intended.
Tip: Always save your web page after pasting content from external applications and before applying Web Page Editor formatting. Because saving a web page removes any unsupported formatting, this allows you to see a valid starting point for the pasted content and ensures that any subsequent formatting you apply is preserved.
The following are some points to consider when pasting content into your web pages.
Fonts that are not supported are converted to the default font style and size.
Tabs are converted into nonbreaking spaces.
Numbered and bulleted lists are converted to standard, left-aligned paragraphs. The number or bullet in each list item is pasted as a character or graphic, respectively, and the tab separating the number/bullet from the item text is converted into nonbreaking spaces. That is, the appearance of the lists is maintained but not the functionality.
To obtain list functionality, you should delete the pasted numbers/bullets and apply the desired list format using the Web Page Editor controls.
Tables are converted into paragraphs, one paragraph for each cell. The cells are converted in order across rows from left to right and then from top to bottom. If you need a table presentation, a better alternative is to create the table in an external file, save the file in a package, and then link to the package file. You can also save the table in a graphical format and insert it as an image.
Images from Internet or intranet sites can be copied using copy and paste or drag-and-drop. In both cases, you can choose to embed or link the image. If you embed the URL image, the image becomes part of the web page document. The result is exactly the same as for an image inserted from your computer.
In contrast, a linked image is updated whenever the source file changes. However, if the source file is moved, deleted, or renamed, the link is broken, and a "file not available" indicator replaces the image on the web page. The linked URL option is preferable for images that are maintained on an Internet or intranet site, especially if they are updated frequently. You must be sure, however, to use exactly the same file name and path within the site structure each time you change the source image for the link to be maintained.
Images from external documents can be copied using copy and paste or CTRL+drag-and-drop. These images are always embedded; that is, they are treated exactly the same as images inserted using the Images on My Computer option.
Inserted images can be duplicated or moved within a web page using copy/paste or cut/paste, respectively. The pasted image retains all of the properties (alternative text, size, and border) of the original.