I update a site to EE2.7.2 and Wygwam to 3.2.1. When I copy text form Open Office and paste it as plain text in Wygwam I always get this "extra" text at the top:

Version:1.0 StartHTML:0000000167 EndHTML:0000000922 StartFragment:0000000454 EndFragment:0000000906

When I was using EE2.5.3 with Wygwam 2.6.3 I never got this strange text.


  • What happens if you "Paste from Word" instead (even though you aren't using Word)? Oct 21, 2013 at 12:41
  • I just did it, get the same.
    – worfoual
    Oct 21, 2013 at 13:11
  • Not sure, then. Hopefully, someone else and/or Pixel and Tonic can help you out. Oct 21, 2013 at 13:21
  • I just install a new ee2.7 but this time with expresso and I get the same problem
    – worfoual
    Oct 21, 2013 at 13:22

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Have you looked at the WYGWAM Edit Configuration page for that particular WYGWAM config, and chose under Advanced Settings > forcePasteAsPlainText AND pasteFromWordRemoveStyles? That they're both set to Yes?

However, doing this means EVERY copy-paste you ever do from wherever will be copy-pasted as plain text.

  • It seems to be a bug in last update from CKEditor. I get the same problem, when I copy and paste text from OpenOffice, with their demo site: ckeditor.com/demo
    – worfoual
    Oct 23, 2013 at 7:35

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