blue background with scroll bars appearing randomly around some of my text

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  • #1140031

    patrickrudy
    Member

    What is the blue background with scroll bars that appears randomly around some text? When I preview the post, it shows up, but I can’t seem to find how I turn it off or adjust the settings.

    Thank you,
    Patrick

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

    #1140268

    timethief
    Member

    I’m sorry but I don’t see that. I tagged this thread for Staff. Please post screenshot, upload it to your Media Library, and return to this thread to provide the file name so Staff can examine it.

    #1140318

    zandyring
    Staff

    Hi Patrick,

    I don’t see this, either. Could you try turning off any browser extensions you may have turned on in Chrome and try again? If you see it again, could you upload a screenshot as Timethief suggests?

    Cheers!

    #1140375

    patrickrudy
    Member

    Thank you for the help. What is the best way to upload a screenshot.

    Here is a link to the actual post: http://patrickrudy.wordpress.com/2013/01/29/berkshire-1977/

    Thanks again, I am pretty new to using wordpress so forgive my ignorance.

    #1140386

    richardmtl
    Staff

    Hi Patrick,

    The issue was that you had somehow surrounded the text with the pre html element. I have removed it, and the text looks fine now.

    May I ask how is that you are writing your posts? Is it directly in the post editor, or by using some external software? Did you copy and paste your post from Word or elsewhere? I ask because I’d like to be able to help you not have this issue agin. :)

    #1140388

    patrickrudy
    Member

    Thank you Richard. Yes, I drafted this in Word to make sure I had the formatting correct. When I copied it over to WordPress, i noticed the blue shaded boxes. Thank you for fixing it.

    Best,
    Patrick

    #1140389

    richardmtl
    Staff

    Hi Patrick,

    Using Word can have unintended consequences like that. Instead of using Word, we recommend that you:

    * write directly to our editor
    * use either a plain text editor like TextEdit or Notepad then post to our editor
    * use a desktop client to post to WordPress (http://en.support.wordpress.com/xml-rpc/ — including Word 2007 or newer via API)
    * use post by email feature (http://en.support.wordpress.com/post-by-email/)

    More details can be found here, including a screencast showing how to clean Word text:

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

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