Tidying up after Microsoft Word

One of the major facets of my job over the past few years, seems to have been cleaning up messy HTML code on various content management systems that’s been pasted directly from MS Word by web users of differing skill levels.

The final published webpage often ends up with strange formatting, random fonts and generally looking a mess.

Some CMS systems – such as WordPress, seem to tidy text up automatically, but for users of those that don’t, here’s a neat little, browser-based tool for creating ‘clean html’ from Word Documents.

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Dave Allen

Digital Marketing Manager at Birmingham City University
I manage the social media and online presence for Birmingham City University's Faculty of Performance, Media and English, and provide one-to-one social media consultancy for the Faculty's staff.

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