Document import/formatting

Hi All,

I’m thinking converting my writing to scrivener, and wanted to get opinions on how well the import function works. I have documents in a number of different formats, such as HTML for text that I’d posted on the web, doc and odt for other works. While I don’t use too much special formatting, I’ve noticed that extraneous tags tend to accumulate which can eventually lead to formatting anomalies. Example: I highlight some text in yellow that I need to edit, then after editing remove the yellow format. In some cases this may lead to hidden tags the turn on formatting features then immediately turn them back off.

Is this something I should be concerned with, or can I assume that I can import a doc document that looks fine as is, then some HTML text that also looks fine on its own, and trust a combined document in scrivener will be formatted correctly?

I know as an alternate, you could probably copy then paste unformatted text to clear all formatting, then spend hours manually tracking down every format from the old document, but would like to avoid that if possible.

Thanks in advance!