Copy and paste Tabbed text
The Masterspec system does its best to accurately format tables pasted from Word. Most Word tables are fine, however tabbed text in Word may not paste cleanly. The fastest way to paste large tabbed column text is to convert the information in Word to a table and paste the whole table at once, rather than line by line.
Below we cover how to convert a 2 column tabbed text layout to a table and copy it, then insert the copied information into Masterspec as a Table.
In your Word document, convert the two column tabbed text to a table.
This is done by using the mouse to highlight the text.
SELECT » TAB » TABLE » INSERT TABLE
This will automatically format the tabbed text into a table with a border..
At this point, remove any highlighting, or formatting of text. Select the whole table, right click and select the “A” icon to strip out any text formatting.
To copy the table - select the + sign icon at the top of the table.
Command or Ctrl +C to copy.
Insert the table into Masterspec
In Masterspec, start by inserting a new clause into the specification exactly where you want the new information to go. (Refer to Add a New Clause).
• Choose the Custom Clause option; type in a placeholder title (ie New).
• Click Save Clause
DO NOT PASTE TEXT INTO THIS BOX YET.
The specification will update and the new clause will be added ready for editing.
In the newly created clause click on the space under the word NEW, which will be the blank text box.
Click the Word paste icon on the tool bar – recognised by the W.
The table will be pasted directly into the text box ready for formatting for the specification.
THE WORK SECTION MUST SAVE AT THIS POINT BEFORE CONTINUING
Once that has been done, you can then click the Refresh button on the top tool bar and it will reformat the table to left align.
Finish editing the table as you need. Copy and paste or type in your clause title. You are now finished and can proceed to the next table..