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  1. I compose my posts in Word. They have two font sizes which are size 14 and 10. The latter is in parenthesis. When I click 'New Post' and copy to the page, the two sizes do not come correctly. How can the twin sizes be maintained? Thanks.

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

  2. As with most web-based content-management systems, text formatting cannot reliably be carried over from Word. The WordPress editor is only meant for formatting raw, plain text. You can learn more here:

    http://en.support.wordpress.com/microsoft-word/

    You can tweak your text formatting instead by using the second row of buttons in the Visual Editor, or by editing the HTML code to add style information, or alternatively by creating a style with the CSS upgrade and adding it to your posts.

    The best way of accomplishing this depends for what purpose you need the two font sizes - if you show me an example post or page I would be glad to make further suggestions.

    Additional information:

    http://en.support.wordpress.com/visual-editor/

    http://en.support.wordpress.com/custom-design/custom-css/

    http://en.support.wordpress.com/custom-design/css-basics/

  3. Thanks. Here are the starting lines of my latest post at

    http://www.sadhsangat.com/sggs-pp-592-594-vaddhans-ki-vaar-m-4-pauris-16-21-of-21/

    Prologue by the third Guru. (Jin knau) those who (bh-ettia) find (satigur-u) the true guru, (s-e) they (sad) ever (kamaah-i = carry out) emulate (keerat = praises) virtues of (har-i) the Almighty.
    (Naam-u) virtues and commands of (har-i) the Almighty (vasia) abide (man-i) in their minds, i.e. they remain conscious of Divine virtues and commands, remain (achint-u) free of anxieties; they (samaah-i) remain absorbed (sachai) in the Eternal (sabad-i = by the word) following the guru’s teachings.

    It is translation of a few lines from the Sikh scripture. My original composition in Word has all the words above in italics and those in parentheses in a smaller font size to facilitate easy reading, the words in paraentheses being transliteration of the original Punjabi language in which the Sikh scripture is written, some of them with their meanings.

    I request help to maintain the original format of Word, Thanks.

  4. There are several ways to have text displayed with different sizes.

    Visual Editor Method

    First, make sure the second row of buttons is displayed in your visual editor:

    http://en.support.wordpress.com/visual-editor/#row-2

    Next, select the text you want to make smaller, and choose a different heading from the drop-down menu, such as Heading 6.

    Text Editor Method

    Click the Text editor button to change modes. Put a paragraph tag with some font information around the paragraph whose size you want to change. Example:

    <p style="font-size: 12px">This is an example paragraph.</p>

    CSS Method

    Define a style in your CSS tab, if you opt for the Custom Design upgrade. For example:

    .larger {<br />
      font-size: 14px;<br />
    }

    Then in your post, add the class to your paragraph with tags, like this:

    <p class="larger">This is an example paragraph.</p>

    If you need further help, let me know.

  5. @kathrynwp:
    a) http://www.sadhsangat.com/ isn't a wordpress.com blog.
    b) The question is about words inside a paragraph; you can't use headings (or p tags) for that.

  6. If you want to change the size of words within a sentence, you can use span tags instead of paragraph tags, and the principle remains the same:

    This is some <span class="style=font-size: 14px">larger</span> text.

    or

    This is some <span class="larger">larger</span> text.<br />

    Please let me know if this would achieve your goal.

  7. Kindly forgive my ignorance but I am unable to see how this will give two font sizes in a running text. I shall be grateful to know the exact procedure.

  8. Simple answer, don't use Word. It's a wordprocessor, not a web page program. It is intended for typing documents for printing.

    There are many free web page editors out there. Once you find, download and get used to one, you'll find it works very similar to Word as far as composition without any of the complications you've been having.

  9. Kindly forgive my ignorance but I am unable to see how this will give two font sizes in a running text. I shall be grateful to know the exact procedure.

    As I described above, here are the two methods:

    Text Editor Method

    Click the Text editor button to change modes. Put span tags with some font information around the paragraph whose size you want to change. Example:

    This is some <span class="style=font-size: 14px">larger</span> text.

    Feel free to try this now and let me know how it goes.

    CSS Method

    If you purchase the Custom Design upgrade, you could define a style in your CSS tab and then apply it to your text anywhere you like. For example, to define a class called "larger" that is 14 pixels, you would put this in your CSS area:

    .larger {<br /> font-size: 14px;<br /> }

    Then in your post, add the class to your span with tags, like this:

    This is some <span class="larger">larger</span> text.

    The "larger" style you've created in your CSS will be applied automatically to the text around which you've added the span tags.

    Some CSS Basics
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/custom-design/css-basics/

    As notawoodpecker mentioned, another option would be to use a separate editor intended for coding websites, and then paste the generated code into the Text editor in WordPress.

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