LibGuides Difficulties

By , September 24, 2008 10:39 am

Lately several librarians have been having problems with LibGuides. Specifically, things not displaying (or not displaying correctly) in Internet Explorer. I think just about all of the problems have arisen from copying/pasting from MS Word into LibGuides. Word carries with it a LOT of extra unseen code that apparently Internet Explorer doesn’t know how to handle. Ironic, since they’re both made by Microsoft.

Anyway, the solution is to NOT paste directly from Word into LibGuides. Instead, there’s a button on the LibGuides toolbar (when you’re entering text) that says “Paste from MS Word.” Use that button and paste into the text box that pops up. This will strip the pasted text of all the MS Word coding and let all web browsers display it properly.

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