*First, you’ll need to understand that TriNet Applicant Tracking uses something called a WYSIYG editor to post jobs and create templates. TriNet Applicant Tracking uses “Summernote”.
* Second, Summernote is designed for you to enter text directly into it. Cut and paste from 3rd party apps? Not so much.
The best way to convert the original job ad to plain text and cut and paste it in.
Here’s how to do it:
1: Open the original document in whatever format/program it’s in.
2: Copy the entire thing to your clipboard.
3: On a PC, open Notepad. On a Mac, open TextEdit.
4: If you are on a Mac, you'll need to convert the default text to plain text. Do this by holding down SHIFT, COMMAND and then pressing “T”. _(On a PC, it just defaults to plain text - you should be fine)_
5: Paste the text into the program mentioned above. Then in that program, do a “Select All” and copy it again to the clipboard.
6: Paste the (now plain) text out of either Notepad or TextEdit into the Summernote editor. This will now strip out all the nasty formatting. FYI: <span> tags are not your friend.
7: Add special sauce formatting and Save. Done.
You should immediately see the format change with everything bolded, odd carriage returns, etc… removed.
Then re-save and format within Summernote (Bold, Line Space, etc..) as you like.
PS: There’s one more thing….
Just because we format it in a certain way within Summernote/TriNet Applicant Tracking does NOT mean it will look exactly like that when it gets published to one of the job boards.
Each of the job boards handle our posts a little differently and will usually strip out any excessive tags and re-style it to match their own guidelines (like Indeed). Please keep this in mind.