The structure of the Microsoft Word editor and the WordPress editor are two different things. So, copying the contents from a Microsoft Word editor and pasting it directly into the WordPress editor will not turn out the way you imagined.
You will need to use a plugin in order to paste the contents from the Microsoft Word editor into the WordPress editor without any mess. That plugin is the Mammoth .docx converter.
The plugin sort of convert the contents from a Microsoft Word document into something that is readable by the WordPress editor.
However, the plugin only supports converting the following types of contents in a Microsoft Word document:
- Tables – The formatting of the table is ignored
- Footnotes and endnotes
- Bold, italic, superscript and subscript
- Text box – Only the contents of the text box will be converted
Here I will show you how to use the plugin.
Note: This plugin also works with the Gutenberg Editor.
Firstly, install and activate the plugin to your WordPress blog or website.
After that, head over to the post or page which you would like to paste the contents from a Microsoft Word document.
Right below the WordPress editor you will see the Mammoth .docx converter option. See the screenshot below for your reference:
Here, upload the Microsoft Word document.
After uploading it, the plugin will immediately present you with the visual of how the converted document will appear in the WordPress post or page.
If you are happy with what you see, click on the Insert into editor button.
And the contents of the Microsoft Word document will be pasted neatly without any mess.
If you are using the Gutenberg Editor, you can convert the contents into Blocks.