sourcecode blocks copy poorly

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  • #796907

    brucedawson
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    When I use [sourcecode] blocks on my wordpress.com blog they look reasonable, but when users try to copy the code (which is, after all, a big part of the purpose of putting code blocks on a blog entry) the text is mangled.

    http://randomascii.wordpress.com/2012/01/11/tricks-with-the-floating-point-format/

    The paste operation, whether to Visual Studio or to notepad, inserts five blank lines after each line of code. Double spacing would be bad enough, but sexta-spacing?

    This is annoying that it makes me want to not use the [sourcecode] tag. Is there any way of avoiding this problem?

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

    #797003

    timethief
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    I’m sorry that’s happening to you. If this posting source code section is not helpful you will have to contact Staff for assistance.

    #797075

    The HTML in these cases doesn’t contain anything hidden from view, and what you’re describing isn’t happening when I copypaste from your examples or the relevant Support doc into TextEdit (on a Mac). Perhaps you need to adjust some setting or preference in the applications you’re using.

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