About message: Formatting error. Please ensure that the text entry has not been pasted
Wondering about the error message: “Formatting error. Please ensure that the text entry has not been pasted from a different source. Type text to submit response.”
If you see this message, and are in a high pressure exam situation not to worry. Here is the TL;DR:
If you have copied and pasted content from the web or a word processor (.docx/ google doc), invisible formatting is added when you paste the content into new quizzes. Entering your response directly will prevent this message in the future.
Highlight your entry then choose the “Clear Formatting” button.