Can no longer cut and paste from Word w/formatting

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  • #360013

    aloginname
    Member

    As of yesterday, I can no longer cut and paste copy into my posts from Word 2007 w/o losing the formatting – font, size, indents. What happened?

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

    #360194

    1tess
    Moderator Emeritus

    ooutland,
    Please provide a link to your blog when you ask questions in the forums, starting with:
    http://
    Or link your blog to your name:
    https://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/7-things-to-know-before-posting-in-wordpresscom-forums?replies=1
    (second item on the list)

    http://faq.wordpress.com/2006/11/09/why-not-to-use-word/

    #360202

    aloginname
    Member

    Sorry – the form does ask me to choose my blog’s name before I post, so I supposed that would do the trick.

    http://orlandoutland.wordpress.com

    Thanks,

    Orland

    #360210

    This seems to be a recent change that is only affecting some. I for instance can (if I temporarily lost my mind) can paste from word and all the junk word code comes in just as messy as ever. I’m on a Mac, using Safari 3.2.1 and MS Office 2004 Mac.

    <editorial comment>Quite truthfully, I as a volunteer here am not at all sorry to see this change (if it is in fact a change). There isn’t a day goes by that there isn’t at least one post here in the forum saying “OMG!!! My blog blew up!!! People are dying!!! Halp!!!” and then we volunteers have to go and look and find that they have been pasting stuff directly from MS Word, and that some of the code MS Word brought into their blog has broken it.</editorial comment>

    There now that I’ve had my rant:

    What browser are you using?

    What browser version?

    What operating system?

    What version of Word/MS Office?

    #360211

    ellaella
    Member
    #360216

    aloginname
    Member

    IE8, XP, Word 2007 – I suppose I am in a small minority who use Word since otherwise I would have seen an announcement about this change on my Dashboard lol. I’ll try the Win Live Writer suggestion from the staff post.

    #360219

    You mean the invisible announcement that required the special 3D glasses available only at select convenience stores? That announcement?

    It was news to all of us.

    I think you will like WLW. I’m quite impressed with it and just wish they had a version for Mac (can’t believe I’m saying that about something MicroSoft makes). For Mac users Ecto works well although it is not free – reasonable at $20, but not free.

    #360223

    t3ck
    Member

    @outland

    Here is the link to the newest Windows Live Writer
    http://windowslivewriter.spaces.live.com/Blog/cns

    #360242

    @thesacredpath: I second the rant!

    #360250

    t3ck
    Member

    @thesacredpath: I 3rd the rant!

    #360251

    justjennifer
    Moderator

    You mean the invisible announcement that required the special 3D glasses available only at select convenience stores? That announcement?

    @tsp – I’m laughing my a$$ off. Thanks!

    #360433

    ltinhk
    Member

    Yes. Thank you, Sacred Path. I love super-secret announcements that require high level authorization! But I guess it was time to make the switch from cutting and pasting. It was SO 20th century, afterall…

    #360434

    raincoaster
    Member

    Announcements: so 20th Century.

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