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anchors for internal hyperlinks lost when pasting into wordpress - help please!

  1. Hi folks,

    I created an MSWord document that had extensive internal hyperlinks for endnotes. When I copied it into wordpress, external links were maintined, but I lost all of the anchors for the internal links between the endnote and the article itself.

    I've already found out how to manually create anchors, but I need to know if there is some way to paste into wordpress without losing ones that already exist.

    Thanks in advance for your help with this frustrating issue!

    The blog I need help with is rationaldb8.wordpress.com.

  2. See Row 2 Visual editor icon 6 Paste from Word

  3. Ok, so if I use the paste from word button, it won't strip the anchors out?

  4. I don't know if it will or not because I have not tested it. I do know that Word is full of junk code as Microsoft has never given a toss about making it web compliant. So if you do not use that icon to strip the junk code out then you will have issues.

  5. Ok. I'll just have to try it next time something comes up. I wound up manually re-entering over 100 anchors for one post I already did. Needless to say, it was a pain in the bee-hind. Also discovered that the syntax for anchors is different on my homepage/site here, versus on another site that allows folks to create a 'diary' and then post, also using wordpress. Here it's a id="uniquename", there it's the normal html syntax of a name="uniquename". What fun (trying to figure this stuff out and then keep it straight!)

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