Enable the ability to paste images directly into multi-line text boxs instead of just URLs
Currently you need to paste a URL in a MLTB but if someone is looking to clip and paste a image from their PC, this become a pain. Can we please just paste directly into the MLTB?
As one person mentioned already, you can paste images into the text editor on modern pages and we’ll upload the image for you.
Is this strictly asking for that capability in lists with multi line text box (MLTB)?
Salvatore Di Taranto commented
is paste still not allowed in the MLTB ?
Fraser M commented
I have figured out how to insert images into Modern SharePoint text webparts!
1. Download and install SharePoint designer 2013
2. Launch SharePoint Designer. Under the Files tab -> Sites -> click Open Site. Paste in the full URL to your Modern SharePoint site ie: https://yourtenant.sharepoint.com/sites/SomeSiteName/
3. It will take a few seconds for your site to load into SharePoint Designer. Once it’s loaded, navigate to the Site Assets section under Site Objects on the left-hand navigation pane. This will open a tabbed window of Site Assets in the main window. From this tabbed view navigate to SitePages.
4. Create a folder in the main window called images (or whatever name you want). (Right click -> new -> folder).
For info purposes, this new images folder will exist at: https://yourtenant.sharepoint.com/sites/SomeSiteName/SiteAssets/SitePages/images/
5. Navigate into the images folder you created and drag and drop your images from your computer into this folder. SharePoint Designer will automatically upload your images to your site.
6. Navigate to the Site Pages section under Site Objects on the left-hand navigation pane. This will open a tabbed view of your site’s pages in the main window. You will see a list of your already created SharePoint pages. Right click the one you want to insert your image into and choose Edit File in Advanced Mode.
7. Find the section of the page that contains the Text Webpart content you want to insert your image into. (I have been inserting the word IMAGE as a placeholder while editing the Text Webpart in the regular SharePoint design view to make locating easier while in the advanced mode editor of SharePoint Designer). Once you figure out where you want your image to appear in relation to the web part text simply insert the url of the image you uploaded – however you need to format it as such:
<img src="/sites/SomeSiteName/SiteAssets/SitePages/images/yourimage.png" />
8. Hit the Save button when you are done editing your page and your page will upload back to SharePoint. Test/view the changes in your web browser and you will see your image is now in line with your text.
-the images folder doesn’t need to be named or located exactly as I have outlined above
-you can get the url to your image by right clicking on it in the tabbed site assets view and choosing preview in browser
-I’m not sure if additional code can be used for image alignment (style etc) because I haven’t needed it yet.. but if you have luck please post it somewhere
-you can’t edit any of the images via SharePoint so make sure they are sized appropriately before you upload them
-not sure why we have to jump through so many hoops, but consider this one roadblock tackled. Yes it’s not a permanent solution but for the time being a good work around.
-though my guide above seems long-winded, once you’ve done this once or twice you’ll find it quite easy to repeat.
Jo Weiser commented
"Is this strictly asking for that capability in lists with multi line text box (MLTB)?" > Yes
Michael Durand commented
Copy/pasting is not possible directly in an image web part. Which is strange and very frustrating. Also, if you want to copy/paste in an empty block, you need to create the text block, paste in it (which creates an image web part), then delete the text block which remained empty. This is counter intituive...
Jim Rood commented
Disappointed to discover that this functionality doesn't exist. Trying to create a reading list and wanted to have a thumbnail of the book cover display beside the title in the custom list.
Nancy Boon commented
Yes, please add the ability to copy/paste images in an enriched text field box (lists).
Peter Varberg Madsen commented
Yes. We would like the ability to make a snip of part of a document or screen and paste it into the MLTB on a list item.
Current use case is for internal review. Grabbing part of a report as a snip and storing it with comments in a list item.
We need to insert pictures directly into the text so that the text can wrap around it.
This would be aweome!
Currently when you paste an image in a text box it get pasted in a new text box.
So you cant have text and image in the same text box. We need the ability to have text left and right of the image like a normal WYSIWYG Editor.
Dennis Gaida commented
Yes, this is specific about MLTB. It’s nice it works on modern pages this entry is about lists though, specifically multi line text boxes with rich text/html formatting.
Optimal would be if pasting would work everywhere but the list editing experience is where some love is missing currently. Make it easier for users to just Paste images in that rich text.
D Mogren commented
We need the ability to paste an image within a text box with text wrapping options.
the person that you mention is talking about a text webpart but the problem is with the MLTB.
When you insert an image it appear ok but when you save, the image disappear.
Robert Sawyer commented
I should add, in classic and modern.
Robert Sawyer commented
Anywhere a MLTB can be added. Therefore any of the standard apps, including a custom list.
Emmanuel GALLIS commented
I've just tested the pasting of an offline image inside a TEXT web part on a modern page. The image, indeed, is pasted but NOT INSIDE the text web part. Instead, an IMAGE web part is inserted at the carret location and the initial TEXT web part is split in two seperate web parts.
Seems to me it is more like a "workaround" solution, while we all (I guess) expect to see the image inserted INSIDE the initial TEXT web part.
Anyone would like to react on this ?
Martinus Hamers commented
As stated by others before, pasting images should ANYWHERE
-> either not be allowed when it does not work
-> or should just work if you paste it anywhere it is allowed to paste!
Also in classic MLTB.
It is just crazy now that the user can do a paste action, sees the images pasted among the text and have the image dissappear after saving (MLTB).
At the very least this should not look like it is working to the user only to fail when they save the text. I have all my text formatted the way I want, there is a picture being displayed. I save it and go look at the posting and see the picture has mysteriously disappeared.
Fabian Medina commented
Really need this implemented!!! Its 2019 and this feature is not available yet. Disappointed!
Eric Schrader commented
FYI SharePoint Modern pages Text web part allows you to paste an offline image. It automatically adds a Image web part and uploads the image for you above the text web part.