Trick to pasting text into tables?

I have text in Word that I want to paste into a table in Presenter. The text is delimited by tabs and is 3 columns wide by 6 columns long. I create a table in Presenter that is 3x6, then copy the text from Word. I select all the cells in the Presenter table, then paste. What I get is the copied text repeated six times in every cell. Is there a trick to copying text into a table without getting this repetition?

3 Replies
Ashley Terwilliger

Hi Kendra, 

Have you tried copying the table as a whole and inserting/pasting that directly onto a Powerpoint/Presenter slide? I did a quick Google search, and that seems to be the recommended method from Microsoft. Presenter doesn't have a separate "table" feature- so you'd want to use the built in Powerpoint options. 

Kendra Kernen

Thanks Ashley—that worked after a few tries. My main computer is a Mac and I have Windows running through MS Remote Desktop on another monitor. When I tried to copy and paste the table from Word for Mac into Presenter on Windows, it didn't recognize the table, only the text. So I opened the document in Word for Windows and copied and pasted from there, and it worked fine. Just had to do some reformatting.

Thanks for the research tip! I use Windows only for Studio and Storyline, so don't have to deal with cross-compatibility problems too often.

Ashley Terwilliger

Hi Kendra,

Im not familiar with MS Remote desktop, but our recommendations for working within a Mac set up and having a virtual environment for Windows are detailed here. Copying from the Mac environment into Windows may be what was causing the problem. I can typically copy from Mac into Windows in a browser or similar, but I steer clear of doing it into Articulate products.