Would I be right in assuming to allow clients to safely paste text from MS word into a WYSIWYG all I need to do is add:

pastePlainText: true

to my Redactor json config file? I have done this and it seems to be working but I am aware of the problems concerning MS Word and pasting to wysiwyg's and don't want to encounter them further down the track.


I haven't directly tried this myself, but I believe the answer is yes, you are correct.

To be fair, this is barely even a Craft question... This is 99% about Redactor, and what it is capable of. Skimming the Settings > Clean page of the Redactor docs, it seems like Redactor already takes steps to normalize content from MS Word, and pastePlainText is simply one piece of the puzzle.

Here are some steps you can take to further assess whether you're getting the output you want from your Redactor settings...

  • Look at how the data is being stored in your database. Specifically, keep an eye on your field's column in the craft_content table.
  • Try various settings from the Redactor "Clean" options. The developers behind Redactor are clearly aware of MS Word, and all of it's bizarre behavior. If you don't get the results you want right away, try mixing & matching Redactor settings until you get the desired behavior.

Hope that helps!

  • Nice buddy. I agree it is more of a Redactor question but still quite relevant to craft users who are trying to do the same thing. Thanks for the good answer :)
    – trenthogan
    Mar 16 '15 at 21:59
  • No problem! Agreed... even with the small direct relationship to Craft, it's a totally valid question and worth keeping around. :)
    – Lindsey D
    Mar 16 '15 at 22:11

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