Microsoft Word, we all love it and use it, right? So when we need to add new text to our website, we type it up in Word and then cut and paste it from Word because it’s quick, therefore it must be the best, right? WRONG! Word will destroy your website. We figured it’s worth mentioning because so many people use it unknowingly! If at all possible, refrain from pasting text directly from MS Word into your website.
Microsoft adds excess code behind the scenes that can wreak havoc on your website (and you can spend hours frustrated because your formatting is not working properly not to mention the HTML becomes very messy). A better solution is to use a text editor such as Notepad, Wordpad, or TextEdit (on Mac) to copy/paste the text into your website.
On a PC, navigate to your Desktop (the Desktop is on your computer where you may have a nice background picture and various icons such as My Documents, Recycle Bin on your computer), right click on the Desktop -> click New -> Text Document
On a Mac, go to Finder -> Applications -> TextEdit
Paste the text into the text editor and then cut/paste the text again into your website.