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My import from Microsoft word is gone

  1. and my text is smaller

    What happened?

    The blog I need help with is yourhometeamsucks.com.

  2. There is no such thing as importing from any word processing program like Microsoft WORD. I think you must mean you are copying and pasting.

    If you are copying and pasting from Microsoft WORD but failing to do that in the correct manner (see below) there will be issues and some are not immediately apparent but will be cumulative and will manifest over time.

    Microsoft Word is a word processing program that’s not compliant with web standards. The result of copy and pasting from Microsoft Word into the Tiny MCE editor in WordPress blogs can be unexpected, and contain a lot of formatting code that's not compliant unless you know how to use the built-in features in the Visual editor for using Word cleanly.
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/microsoft-word/#using-word-cleanly
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/visual-editor/#pasting-text

    Go here and enable this > Settings > Writing
    Formatting
    _ WordPress should correct invalidly nested XHTML automatically
    "save changes"

    I recommend using Windows Live Writer for posting to your blog > http://en.support.wordpress.com/xml-rpc/windows-live-writer/

  3. ok, but the import thing is gone. It was there the other day. Don't know where it went. Those links are just telling me how to use it.

  4. There is no such thing as importing from Microsoft WORD or any other word processing program. You can only import XML files as described here http://en.support.wordpress.com/import/ Are you clear on that?

  5. I am looking for my missing icon too, hence my visit to the forum

  6. Yeah, we're clear.

    But do you understand what I'm saying. That icon, the one that looks quite similar to Microsoft word...is no longer appearing.

    Does that make sense or not?

  7. @milnathort
    I clicked username link here. This is what happened:

    http://inasden.wordpress.com doesn’t exist
    Do you want to register inasden.wordpress.com?

    What is the URL of the exact blog you refer to starting with http:// ?

  8. @marshallcweber
    I just found out Staff are working on the editor.
    Use this icon instead then
    Row 2 icon #5
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/visual-editor/#pasting-text
    Post as plain text (Paste is now in plain text mode. Contents will now be pasted as plain text until you toggle this option off.)

  9. ok sounds good. Do you know how long it will take? I may just wait it out.

  10. I am sorry but I don't have a clue how long it will take. I don't know if they will reinstall the icon again for WORD because the other icon for posting as plain text works the same way and Does. the same thing. So I would not wait. I would Use this icon instead and proceed
    Row 2 icon #5
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/visual-editor/#pasting-text

  11. that window isn't coming up, and the font is still the same size.

  12. We have removed the "Paste as Word" button from the toolbar, but this should not affect your ability to paste Word documents into WordPress.com.

    Please see http://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/the-paste-as-word-button-has-been-removed-from-the-visual-editor?replies=1

  13. Yeah it's working fine now. Might've just caught it at the wrong time.

  14. Jackie, also I have some other questions...the forum's are usually great,

    but they're pretty specific and I'd like to speak with a person directly at WP

  15. @marshallcweber, I work for WordPress.com and would be happy to assist you with other issues here. Alternately, since you have an upgrade, you can opt for private support by going through the form below and clicking through until you get the contact form at step four:

    http://en.support.wordpress.com/contact/

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