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Copy and paste text from Powerpoint to Captivate

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Sep 27, 2019

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Our Bullets and sub-bullets look correct in Captivate 2019, but after publish it doesn't. An example would be a sub-bullet would render as a bullet vs sub-bullet. Our process is that a SME will input their request into our Powerpoint storyboard, and then our content editor / Formatter make those changes into Captivate. He highlights the text in powerpoint then copies it and pastes the text into Captivate.

 

I was taught early in my career that copy and pasting from word and powerpoint to other software was problematic.

In the past (other jobs I had) we would paste into notepad to strip any formating before pasting into Animate.

I think this is the same problem or issue, but I need other professional opinions to support my theory.

I know they do not want to go to notepad to paste and re-copy (the complaint is too many steps).

Secondly we are using Government computers Macros in Microsoft are disabled for security reasons.

 

Thank you in advance

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Copy and paste text from Powerpoint to Captivate

Explorer ,
Sep 27, 2019

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Our Bullets and sub-bullets look correct in Captivate 2019, but after publish it doesn't. An example would be a sub-bullet would render as a bullet vs sub-bullet. Our process is that a SME will input their request into our Powerpoint storyboard, and then our content editor / Formatter make those changes into Captivate. He highlights the text in powerpoint then copies it and pastes the text into Captivate.

 

I was taught early in my career that copy and pasting from word and powerpoint to other software was problematic.

In the past (other jobs I had) we would paste into notepad to strip any formating before pasting into Animate.

I think this is the same problem or issue, but I need other professional opinions to support my theory.

I know they do not want to go to notepad to paste and re-copy (the complaint is too many steps).

Secondly we are using Government computers Macros in Microsoft are disabled for security reasons.

 

Thank you in advance

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When you paste from Word, you'll get the question if you want to paste without formatting. You can also export to txt from Word. I don't know about PPT.

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@Lilybiri

So I tried what our editer would do, and I did get the question if you want to paste without formatting. I chose the no option, and I did not have any major issues. But he said the indent of the bullets are different from captivate and the browser. I'm also using fluid boxes.

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