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formatting issues when i cut/paste text into my post

  1. Hi - I've tried cutting/pasting text from Word into a post, but the formatting goes haywire after I "publish" my post. (I am using the Rich Text Editor.) What's the best way to avoid this? Thanks

  2. Don't cut and paste from Word or other websites without using an interstitial paste into a plain text editor like Notepad to strip out the formatting. Format in WordPress itself or use a desktop blog publishing program like Blogdesk. See this thread for more details:

    http://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic.php?id=10702&page&replies=29

  3. Thanks. I checked out the links. If I have original copy in Word, what's the easiest way to complete "an interstitial paste into a plain text editor like Notepad to strip out the formatting"? (I have a Lenovo Laptop with Microsoft Office - does that come with Notepad?).

  4. Select All, Copy All, Paste into a blank Notepad document (yes, your laptop will have it under Accessories). Then copy all of what's in the Notepad doc, and paste that into your blog. You have to re-format it online. Putting it in Notepad strips out all the weird, random tags Word adds.

  5. that's beautiful. done. thank you very much for the swift & helpful responses.

  6. Glad it worked for you. YW.

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