Pasting into list deletes some spaces

When pasting text into Dynalist some random spaces are missing in the pasted text. This issue is not always present, I think it is more likely to occur when copying from a Microsoft program (Outlook, Word, Powerpoint, etc.)



Yes, I find this happening fairly frequently. Next time I will make a note of when it occurs.

Does anyone have a workaround for this? It happens when copying from Microsoft applications from a bulleted list. I haven’t been able to identify any patterns. Seems to be with random characters.

Hi @Michael_Benzimra, could you try pasting to a plain text editor and again into Dynalist? If that doesn’t fix I’m out of ideas.

I believe it has something to do with how Microsoft Office programs encode things.

So copying from plain text fixes it, but I’m trying to copy a bulleted list from Outlook and copying that into plain text kills the indentation and turns the bullets into extra characters.

Somehow Workflowy handles this issue correctly, but I like you guys better so help fix it :slight_smile:

We hope so too!

Right now the issue is that we can’t pinpoint the problem just yet. I remember we tried to tackle this issue but ended up thinking it’s just how Word is.

We can try fixing it again, now with more knowledge on this.

A favor to ask: could you provide a Word document that when copied to Dynalist can consistently produce this issue? I tried randomly typing things into Word but didn’t find anything deleted spaces.

You can directly drag and drop to upload to the forum. Thanks in advance!

I have a .doc file removes spaces for me when copied into Dynalist but the spaces remain when it’s copied to Workflowy.

I can’t upload it though through the site because it is not an authorized extension. Can I email it?

Sorry, my bad!

Just whitelisted .doc and .docx files, could you try again?

File attached Dynalist Test.docx (12.7 KB)

Thanks Michael! We’ll look into this issue and post any updates here.

Thanks again for providing the test document! :smiley:

I have a fix ready and it will be deployed before Monday!

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Hi @ladyWildfire, sorry for digging this up! We’re cleaning up the bugs and would like to know if the bug is still happening to you? If not we’ll close this bug :slight_smile:

I noticed sometime in the last few weeks I stopped experiencing this issue.

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Very nice, closing this then!

Cleaning up the bugs before New Year… :shower: