Copying in text and images from outside sources

Follow these steps to copy and paste text and images from other sources into an IT Glue document using the new document editor.

Copying and pasting text

You can copy and paste text using Ctrl+C/Ctrl+V in Windows and Cmd+C/Cmd+V in Mac OS X. You can also use the right-click context menu.

  1. From the source document or webpage, copy the text to your clipboard.
  2. Open Notepad and paste your text to strip it of almost all styling information.
    • Mac users: paste your text into TextEdit and then click Format > Make Plain Text (Cmd+Shift+T) to strip out most of the styling.
  3. Select this new simplified text in Notepad and copy it again.
  4. From the target document in IT Glue, place your cursor in the content block (either a Text or a Step) that you want to insert the source content in and then paste in the text from your clipboard.

This will insert the contents of the source document (text, tables, etc.) at the cursor in the target document. After that's done, you can reformat the text within the IT Glue editor using headings, bulleted or numbered lists, etc.

Step 2 and 3 are recommended but not required. If you don't remove the pre-existing formatting and HTML code, you may notice layout problems after pasting the text into IT Glue.

Copying and pasting inline images

The process is essentially the same. Simply highlight the image you want to copy and press Cmd/Ctrl+C on your keyboard. Then, paste the image (Cmd/Ctrl+V) into the editor to insert it directly inline when editing.

You can also take screenshots and paste them in IT Glue. Make sure your screenshot utility is configured so that screenshots are copied to the clipboard which you can paste from immediately. Mac users: press Cmd-Ctrl-Shift-4 to copy from the screen to the clipboard.


A few notes:

  • Always copy and paste the images individually and separately from the text. Otherwise, while copying text and images from a webpage, you may find you only see image place-holders, not the actual image that appeared in each place-holder on the webpage.
  • If you experience other problems copying and pasting images from webpages, try copying from a different browser than the browser IT Glue is open in—or use the right-click context menu to open the image in a new tab and copy from the new tab. Otherwise, you may find your images are inserted as links that don't show up properly in IT Glue.
  • Copying text and images together from Word or other desktop apps is not supported. Copying multiple images together from Word or other desktop apps is also not supported.
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