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Fonts, Spacing, etc

  1. Hi everyone,

    I tend to copy content from mails or word to my posts. This ends up in having different fonts, font sizes, spacing etc.
    There must be a way to either set those parameters for all pages and post, or to change them on pages or posts?

    Obviously, there is the menu for bold, italic etc., but I just didn't manage to find the even more basic setting options. It#s certainly my myopia, and I'm grateful for any optometrist hints!

    - Martin

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

  2. Never copypaste from such sources into the Visual editor: it introduces much junk code that will always mess things up. Paste into the HTML editor, so that only the text will be inserted, then format the text using the editor tools.

  3. Thanks for the help. But it means I always have do deal with the hmtl code (which to the most basic user is rather unsettling)....

  4. What I meant is paste into the HTML editor to get rid of all the code you would otherwise transfer (that's the whole point of it), then switch back to the Visual to do the formatting.

  5. Oh, okay. But still - once I do that, and open the "kitchen sink", I still see no opportunity to decide on a font, or a spacing - just on pre-set "heading" or "paragraph" etc...

  6. If you need more elaborate formatting without using any code, you can try using an application such as Windows Live writer.

  7. If you are expecting to be able to click a button and change fonts throughout your blog then it’s not that easily done on e free hosted WordPress.com blog. These are 3 ways to change fonts on WordPress.com blogs.

    (1) Changing font families, colors and size in text in posts or pages either post by post or page by page by coding into the HTML editor. http://en.support.wordpress.com/editors/font-size-color/

    (2) Changing font colors in text in posts or pages either post by post or page by page using the #4 icon (Select text color – change the text color) in Row 2 the Visual editor. http://en.support.wordpress.com/visual-editor/#row-2

    (3) Changing all font families, colors and sizes throughout the whole blog by purchasing an annually renewable Custom Design upgrade and using Typekit Fonts with Staff support. http://en.support.wordpress.com/custom-design/
    Note: Any font changes to font families, colors and size in the blog title, tagline, post titles, page titles, categories and tags cannot be done without CSS editing.

    Reference links:
    Microsoft Word
    Windows Live Writer
    writing and formatting poetry

    As you are copying and pasting from Word it's important to do this > Go to Settings > Writing and select “ ___ WordPress should correct invalidly nested XHTML automatically” and then scroll down and click “Save Changes.” Please see here also so you know how to do this correctly in the future. http://en.support.wordpress.com/visual-editor/#pasting-text

  8. thanks everyone for the help!

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