[Broken] The New Google Doc Import Experience in the Blog EditorSOLVE
Jun 26, 2020 4:44 PM
This is regards to the new "improved google soc import experience" in the Blog Editor that was rolled out June 23rd - https://www.hubspot.com/product-updates/an-improved-google-doc-import-experience-in-the-blog-editor
Before this update, we could copy from a google doc and paste into HS and it would bring over all of the heading, list, table, etc. tags but not the formatting, since we already have styles defined in our CSS. Now, that no longer operates that way and we have the two horrible options:
a) Import the Google docs with all of the inline styles for every tag which is extremely clunky and crazy (see image below).
b) Paste into a plain text editor to clear the formatting completely (including all tags), copy and paste into HubSpot and format from scratch, which is very time-consuming for long-form content.
This is really disruptive to our long-form blogging and hard to believe this is an "improved experience" for more people than this is affecting negatively. I'd really like to see this ridiculous update reversed, or at the very least, an option to "reset styles" so that we can wipe out all of the inline styles brought over from Google docs.
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Jul 1, 2020 11:30 AM
Thank you for taking the time to let us know about how the feature has affected you. We have turned off the "consistent pasting" feature for all portals as of Monday - 06.29 - morning. You can still use the new import google doc feature.
Our intent is to best port semantic HTML from sources like Google Docs and MS Word. We made some assumptions about styles that were a bridge too far. We will refine our assumptions and hopefully find a sweet spot for what structure and styles (if any) we respect from paste sources.