Information Technology Services
Information Technology Services

Copy & Paste

Copying & Pasting From External Sources

You can copy textual information from external sources, such as a Word document.

  • Prepare the area that you want to copy the information into.
  • Go to the other source.
  • Select the text that you want to copy and use Ctrl+C to copy it.
  • Return to the page where you want to paste the information.
  • Select Ctrl+V to paste it. Note: The content will automatically be copied as plain text (i.e., any formatting from the original source will be removed).
  • Your text will be copied into the area. Check any links to ensure they still work and fix any that do not.

Copying Images

Copying images from another web site is different than copying text.  The code that allows the image to be inserted into the web page contains the location that the image is stored.  When you copy the image you are also copying the location of the image.  If you copy and paste an image into your web site it will slow down the loading of your page as it goes to the other site to retrieve the image.  Additionally, if the image is ever removed from the original site, the image link on your web site will be broken.

  • Go the web site where the image is located
  • Right mouse click on the image and select save picture as... to copy the picture.  Note this is a function of your browser.  The wording may differ but the concept will be the same.
  • The file manager on your computer will open
  • Choose the location on your hard drive to store the image
  • Upload the image to the WebPublish server and imbed the image into your web page.
  • See the Images  tutorial for step-by-step instructions.