Paste in Discussion Guide Text


Creating a Discussion Guide allows you to select and send out pre-programmed content to the group as you moderate a Live session. In a Flex session, your Discussion Guide contains the questions your participants will answer at their own pace.

If you've drafted your Discussion Guide off the platform in a format that is not Word (.docx) or Excel you simply paste your questions as text-only from any file format. Please note that this feature does require Large Language Model features to be enabled, which you can read more about here.

How it Works

There are five ways to program a Remesh Discussion Guide:

  1. In-Platform Discussion Guide Builder
  2. Premade or Custom Templates
  3. Uploading an Excel or Word Document File
  4. Paste in Text
  5. Duplicate, Translate or Import an Existing Discussion Guide

In this article, we'll focus on pasting in text. We recommend using this method if you are a newer user who has drafted a Discussion Guide in a format that is not Word or Excel.

Included in this Article

  1. Pasting Plain Text
  2. Previewing and Editing Imported Discussion Guide
  3. Frequently Asked Questions

Pasting Plain Text

  • Navigate to your Discussion Guide, Click Import, then select “Paste in Text”
  • Paste your Discussion Guide questions (text only) in the text box

  • Click “Next”
  • A status bar will show your file’s processing progress (%) and the estimated time remaining
    • You don’t have to wait for processing to complete to exit. Click “Ok” to close the window and you’ll receive a notification once the process is complete
    • Click “Discard File” to stop the process

Previewing and Editing Your Imported Discussion Guide

Once processing is complete your new Discussion Guide questions are displayed in a preview pop-up for your review.

  • Review questions in the preview on the left
  • View “Total Words”, “Imported Messages”, “Time to Process”, and “Uploaded By” information on the right
  • Click “Import” to complete.
  • If you need to make changes, select “Discard” to start over, or import your content, then make modifications in the Discussion Guide Builder

Frequently Asked Questions

  1.  How do the new import capabilities — Word Document and Paste in Text — actually work?
    When you upload a Word Document, the Remesh platform extracts the document text and then uses Generative AI to identify how the information should be converted into a Remesh Discussion Guide.
    When you add text into the Paste in Text box, the system follows a similar process. The text is converted into a Remesh Discussion Guide using Generative AI.
  2. Who gets access to the new import capabilities?
    Teams that have Generative AI features enabled will now be able to import Discussion Guides from Word Documents or from Pasted Text.
    If you are a Workspace Admin, you can manage access to Generative AI features here.
  3. Will I still be able to import my Discussion Guide from an Excel document?
    Yes! You can absolutely import Discussion Guides using the supported Remesh Excel Template.
    To download the most up-to-date template, on the Discussion Guide page, click Import, then click File Upload, and then click “Download Blank Excel Template”.
  4. Are there any features or functionality NOT supported when importing a Discussion Guide?
    If you are importing from a Word document, an Excel file, or pasted text, the system will not be able to import any Branching Asks. You can create those after your import in the Discussion Guide builder.
    If you are importing from a Word document or pasted text, the system will not import Sections or message durations (for Live conversations). You can create and edit these in the Discussion Guide builder or use the Excel Template.