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Appearance of extra lines when pasting from MS Word


Appearance of extra lines when pasting from MS Word


All paragraphs available in MS Word are pasted as paragraph tags

in the content area of RadEditor. This often leads to unexpected blank spaces when these paragraph symbols from MS Word are converted to empty HTML paragraphs.

Sample content pasted from Word

If some paragraph has an inline style with margin 0 (

), RadEditor will automatically strip the margin attribute during the paste operation. The stripping was implemented after multiple clients requests, because margin: 0in 0in 0pt; reduces the visible space between the different paragraph tags in the content area and it is not possible to distinguish the paragraphs

and the new lines
in it.

Since the removal of style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;" could lead to appearance problems (namely - unexpected whitespace), you can simply remove such empty paragraphs from the pasted content:


The OnClientPasteHtml event is used to clean the empty paragraphs with a loop that checks if they have content:

<telerik:RadEditor ID="RadEditor1" runat="server" OnClientPasteHtml="OnClientPasteHtml">

<script type="text/javascript">
    function OnClientPasteHtml(editor, args) {
        var html = args.get_value();
        var div = editor.get_document().createElement('div');
        div.innerHTML = html;
        var paragraphs = div.getElementsByTagName('p');
        for (var i = paragraphs.length - 1; i >= 0; i--) {
            var innerText = Telerik.Web.UI.Editor.Utils.getTextContent(paragraphs[i]);
            if (innerText.trim() == "") {
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