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)?
In the modern view advanced editor of a multiline rich text box you can paste a screenshot. But it disappears after saving... this is really annoying!
Shelli Godfrey commented
Just found out that I can't do this - how are we supposed to do a FAQ list without screen shots?! definitely need some way to do this in MLTB.
Why does it say "Enhanced Rich Text" with "pictures, tables, and hyperlinks" if that is NOT the case?? I can "insert image" but can't resize, word wrap, etc. - I can't create a table in the editor but I can paste from Word. Lots of room for improvement here and looks like this has been requested for a LONG time.
Chris Taverner commented
Having this problem with the Enterprise Wiki too. Hope this gets implemented quickly!
There's a lot of ways to look at this, but I'd really like to be able to paste an image into a list item somewhere. Inside a MLTB is one place, but it also be nice to have a field/column with the ability to directly paste an image into that column, and have an image/file preview view to see what was pasted in there. My angle is entirely from pasting something from the clipboard in without saving it elsewhere, but this could also expand the the having a more general columns for managing files, and a corresponding view that makes sense for revealing those in the list view. I'd also like to be able to drag files onto my list item/column from my desktop to attach them to that list time. Ultimately I'd really love to be able to send lots of image files to a list item/column via power automate or pasting in/adding and be able to have a gallery view when clicking on the cell in the list.
I want use Lists as Error-Tracker. But without paste printscreens easily to description (RichText-Field) I cannot use Lists. Paste-Picture is working, but after saving the picture disappears (picture is not saved)
Kevin Taylor commented
I want to call out something that the ADMIN suggested on May 16 2019. The ability to paste images into pages is totally pointless in this particular conversation. Example: I'm using a List to manage our Standard Operating Procedures as data in a list (I have my reasons, please do not suggest the old school tactic of managing my SOPs as documents rather than data, get with the 21st Century). Using pages would be an option, but yall have crap for content management options relative to systems like Drupal. I want forms that I can fill out then pull that data into different locations when I need it (similar to post or content forms in WordPress and Drupal). A list gives me this on top of the automation associated with approvals. My training and QA costs go up if I have to teach my front-line managers how to write a proper SOP. If I have a form that limits their options and requires certain info, I spend less time and money on document management and more time and money on improving my operations. Please don't suggest that pages are an alternative to a list because they are not.
It doesnt work. after saving it's away and not saved!! :(
It only looks like, it would work - visible on EditAll-Screen - BUT - after saving item - it appears away. (Happend on SharepointOnline, February 2021!)
It would really support Our need to get this feature
This is insane that it's not added yet and really doesn't have a valid workaround for SPO?
How is this still a request from 2016? Why is this taking so long to implement?
M Saghir commented
That is correct we need to be able to paste images within MLTB, just like most rich text editors
I understand that there's a lot of work behind the lists feature, but come on! Not being able to paste from clipboard is so anti-productive it gets. Its such a basic functionality that I thought something was wrong with my computer. There's not more to say. So go on and switch that "TELL US MORE"-tag to "WORKING ON IT" -- Thanks and good day :)
Michael Anderson commented
This would be a really helpful feature. Lists are important to many of our teams, however unless you are a power user the current alternatives to pasting images are a hindrance to say the least.
Please make it easy for all users, enable paste images into the MLTB fields!
This is critical to work this way. You can paste image from clipboard (in MS Teams) into MLRT but as soon as you save it it disappears. It has no use at all.
Also image field should work this way aswell - link or paste image from clipboard. Uploading pasted image to server and change to its new url should be handled automatically.
Horacio Ickowicz commented
That was completely disappointing to figure out that copy/paste is not available.
Will be nice if this problem could be addressed soon.
Nicholas Piotrowski commented
This is a must have feature since unless images can be stored as Base 64 there is no way for HTML viewers to render them in Power BI (since Power BI cannot access access images from locations on Sharepoint if they have any security).
Jeff Kozloff commented
This is a big need for my team to be both sold to use your product in their day-to-day activity, but also be productive. Even with the manual step of import through the ribbon creates high risk as the dialog box by default has the setting to OVERWRITE existing image file set to default ON! If users imports an image with potentially same file name, it will overwrite other items causing great confusion.
The ability to paste images from a clipboard is a must, and not only in Modern but also in Classic modes of SharePoint.
This needs to be considered for MLTB which will impact Custom Lists, Discussion Boards, and Wikis (even wiki fails which is crazy to me).
Your psuedo competitor Atlassian with their tool Confluence has supported paste of images for almost a decade now. Please help :-)
Yes, for lists with MLTB! SP is the only system left in the world that doesn't support CTRL-V to add an image. It seems to get added, but as soon as the record is saved, it disappears.
And even worse - at least with the old MLTB editor, you could add an image from your PC and SP would upload it for you. Now it only accepts an address to an image that's been already uploaded. This is not an acceptable user experience.
minoo malik commented
It is no brainer to allow users to just copy and paste image within that box with text wrap options. Even inserting image with URL within Rich text box doesn't display. I'm not user if Microsoft has done usability studies because user experience with modern SharePoint lists is terrible.
Scott Reid commented
Would really like this! Seriously. You think it could be possible with the way you can edit things, but I guess not. Any alternatives out there? 4 years later and nothing moving with this one