Introduction to External Content

During content creation, many collaborative tools across the hospital are utilized, and it is often easier to copy and paste this content into Drupal, rather than rewrite the entire document. While this may be an easy way to add content quickly, it can also cause problems.

Some things to note:

Copying and pasting from Word is not as easy as it seems. When importing this content, other items can tag along. This includes:

  • font information (font height, size, color…)
  • formatting (extra spaces, paragraph markers…)
  • styles (italics, indents…)
  • “hidden” objects

This type of information can lead to problems with displaying your content the way it was intended, so it’s important to keep this in mind when authoring and importing content for your page.