What Is a Parsing Error?
If you’re attempting to export documents, or copy and paste information into certain programs, such as email or Microsoft Word, you might get a Parsing Error if the receiving software doesn’t correctly interpret the exported or imported information, or there’s an export of import error for some other reason. The text provided within the error pop up can sometimes help you pinpoint the issue.
What Causes a Parsing Error?
A Parsing Error can occur when you’re exporting information from one software program to another, such as from a Word document to your email platform, and the formatting from the originating program doesn’t translate correctly in the new program. For example, bullet points in Word might not translate and format the same way in the email software, or might not be identified at all. Also, a common reason for a Parsing error is when there’s an error in any programming code that’s in the process of being compiled.
How to Fix a Parsing Error
There are few options and workarounds to resolving a Parsing Error on your computer, depending on what the root cause of the issue is and what your end result should be.
Solution 1: Use Notepad for the Originating Content.
- Open Notepad on your computer.
- Copy the text from the originating document.
- Paste the text into Notepad to strip out all formatting.
- Go through and remove any bullet points or left over formatting in the Notepad document.
- Copy the text in Notepad.
- Paste the text into your final receiving platform (email, blog platforms, and so on).
- Format the text within the receiving platform for proper formatting within that program.
- Review the document to verify proper formatting.
Solution 2: Simplify the Formatting from the Originating Document with Plain Text when Exporting and Importing.
- When exporting or importing text, copy the text from the originating document.
Paste the text in the new or receiving document by choosing to Paste as Plain Text by the method provided in the new or receiving document.
Solution 3: Fix the Computer Language Encoding Error.
- Review the computer language text of the program giving you the error message for encoding errors. If you are not computer savvy, you’ll want to ask a professional to assist you. If the error is with a particular website, for example, call the host of the website, or find someone who’s knowledgeable in the code being used, such as Java, Php, or XML.
- You may also choose to install a software program to help you debug coding to fix any errors.
One of these solutions should assist you with resolving a Parsing Error that appears on your computer. Let me know if I can be of additional assistance. Good luck!