When adding content that was originally created in a document processing software like Microsoft Office (Word or Excel) or Apple Pages, you may encounter some formatting inconsistencies when pasting your data into Op Central.
Certain Microsoft Office/Apple Pages formatting like table sizes, anchor points, margins, custom fonts and colours, are not compatible with web browsers (HTML); and if pasted into Op Central, it may result in inconsistency and formatting issues on the webpage when viewing your content.
To help overcome this, Op Central has built in it's very own formatting converter, which will remove or change most incompatible formatting when you paste your content in.
This has been tried and tested across a wide variety of different formatting options and file types, however please notify the Op Central Support team if you notice a piece of content isn't pasting in to your expectations. Some pieces of formatting are unable to be automatically removed, and may require editing/removing manually which we can assist with.
A few pointers when pasting content from MS Office or Apple Pages:
- Tables will usually paste into Op Central with a specific pt (point) width. This cannot be changed automatically, and since web browsers are measured in px (pixels) not pts, this could cause the table to display small or squished on the screen.
A quick and easy fix is to click on your table, click Table Properties on the popup toolbar, then change your table width to 100%. Be sure to include the % sign. This means that now, no matter what screen size you're viewing on, the table will be 100% of that screen size (ie fully responsive).
- Images do not copy/paste between external sources and Op Central. You will need to save the images from the document to your device, then upload those images into Op Central.
If they are being added to a policy in the Manuals section, then you will need to upload them into the File Manager first before adding them to the policy content.
If they are being added to a News Article or other area, you can upload them straight from your device.
- If you notice formatting is not carrying over as you see it in the document, it may not be set to that formatting in the MS Office/Apple pages document. Eg: If a page heading has been made bold, underlined and 16pt instead of using the built in Heading 3 option in MS Word, the Op Central system can only recognize the bold & underline, not the font size and therefore it will not carry over.