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

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  • #1061351

    rationaldb8
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    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.

    #1061533

    timethief
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    See Row 2 Visual editor icon 6 Paste from Word

    #1061534

    timethief
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    #1061538

    rationaldb8
    Member

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

    #1061555

    timethief
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    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.

    #1061586

    rationaldb8
    Member

    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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