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)?
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
The ability to add a screen shot into a list, specifically an issues list still does not seem to be enabled. Many of our users are looking for alternative applications because as they try to resolve an issue it is best handled by leaving screen shots of the issue in the list item. The workaround of adding an attachment is cumbersome. Please enabled this feature of adding a screenshot to a MLTB on a SharePoint List.
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.