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Opened 5 years ago

Last modified 18 months ago

#35334 new defect (bug)

Pasting this text from Google results in alternating letters being linked

Reported by: paulschreiber Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version: 4.4
Component: Editor Keywords:
Focuses: Cc:


  1. Open this Google doc:


  1. Select All and Copy
  2. In WordPress, create a new post
  3. In the visual editor, paste what you copied in step (1)


Blah foo bar this season (as of last week)


Blah foo bar this season (as of last week)

(using italics to represent links).

Screen shot attached.

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Screen Shot 2016-01-06 at 4.56.00 PM.png (174.1 KB) - added by paulschreiber 5 years ago.

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Change History (5)

#1 @helen
5 years ago

Was that created in Google Docs or was that copied from something like Word? If you download that doc as HTML you'll see all the cruft that's there.

#2 @paulschreiber
5 years ago

This was originally created in Word (on Windows). I received the source .docx, and uploaded it to Google Docs. Copying from _that_ version didn't reproduce the problem.

#3 @paulschreiber
5 years ago

We ran in to this problem again. This time, the document originated from Google docs and was never a Word doc. Let me know if having another example document will help.

#4 @paulschreiber
5 years ago

A colleague at Google filed a bug on Google docs' malformed HTML.

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