Post appearance

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    Hi everyone,
    I recently launched my blog, so I am pretty new and I am struggling with the appearance of my post as they look different, in terms of font size and style. I copied the contents for both of them from a Word Document and their original font and size is Calibri 13,5. I pasted the contents into the “Paste from Word” Box but the result is different. I would like the “Asparagus Risotto” one to look like “Spaghetti with Sundried Tomatoes Pesto”. Would you kindly help me to understand how to do that? My theme is Forever – basic version – noCSS. Thanks a lot!

    The blog I need help with is temptingspoon.com.

    #1232989

    timethief
    Member

    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/visual-editor/#pasting-text

    Note you need to click the kitchen sink icon #15 at the end of Row 1 to have Row 2 appear. http://en.support.wordpress.com/visual-editor/#row-1

    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/

    #1233013

    Hi Timethief,

    thank you very much for getting back to me. To publish my posts, I followed the advice of this link http://en.support.wordpress.com/microsoft-word/ – pasting the contents in to the “Paste from Word” box, but I am not sure if that is really enough to clean up the text from all the Word formatting code. What do you think? Also, I couldn’t find the command you suggested “Go here and enable this > Settings > Writing
    Formatting
    _ WordPress should correct invalidly nested XHTML automatically
    “save changes” Do I need it after pasting the content in to the “Paste from Word” box?
    My other question is, after pasting the content in to the “Paste from Word” box, if I open the Text Box and insert the code
    <div style=”font-size:120%;”>TEXT HERE</div> to make the font bigger, would that be ok?

    Many thanks for your help! I do appreciate that.

    #1233014

    raincoaster
    Member

    If you like Word, I recommend using Windows Live Writer instead. It’s free, it’s completely web-compliant, it automatically saves a copy of your posts (including images, title, and tags); it’s just superior to Word. And it works almost exactly the same.

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