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Copy and Paste Existing Item Text into Ballot Items

It is possible to minimize re-typing of information held in other documents, such as Word, Excel, PDF files etc.

  1. In the application where the information currently resides, highlight all the items copy the information to the clipboard. Note that the information being copied must be formatted as one item per line. In a Word document, this requires each item to be in a separate line of text, in Excel, each item must be in a separate cell, in a column of cells.
  2. In Ballot, navigate to Design > Items and click Paste Items. A dialog box will confirm the number of items and ask you to confirm the paste. New items will be added to the end of your existing Item list, with the text from your original document copied into the Item text fields. Note that the Item Labels will be the first 24 characters of the Item text.
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