Standard form

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  • #860585

    When I write a blog that requires numbers written in standard form it looks fine in the edit phase but doesn’t in the actual post. How can I make sure the post displays standard form.

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

    #860807

    timethief
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    I don’t know what you mean by “standard form”. Will you please expand on that?

    #860808

    Its a way of writing large numbers. Instead of writing 10000000 you can write it as 1×10 7, where the 7 is superscript.
    I write my blogs in workd first then copy and paste it to my blog and it looks ok in the edit phase but when I publish it doesn’t.

    #860810

    timethief
    Member

    By “workd” do you mean (shudder) Microsoft Word? If you have been copying and pasting text from elsewhere without using either icon 5 or icon 6 in Row 2 of the visual editor, please see here http://en.support.wordpress.com/visual-editor/#pasting-text

    Go to Settings > Writing and select “ ___ WordPress should correct invalidly nested XHTML automatically” and then scroll down and click “Save Changes.”

    Posts > All Posts, change all your latest posts to Draft, click Update, change them back to Published, click Update again. (You can edit all of them at once: tick the square in front of their titles then select Edit from the Bulk Actions dropdown and click Apply.)

    #860813

    dlager
    Member

    also you might consider you might consider writing the numbers in scientific notation in the HTML mode of the post edior:

    1 * 10 <sup> 7 </sup>

    #860814

    dlager
    Member

    oops,
    let me amend that for clarity,

    <sup> text </sup>

    is the HTML mark up for superscript for any characters
    Not actually any mathematical value.

    #860824

    I tried using the word icon on row 2 and it made no difference. If I used the visual editor directly how can I produce superscript or subscript?

    #860832

    dlager
    Member

    1. in the future consider using a blog editor such as Windows Live Writer instead pasting from a Word processor such as MS-word.

    2. There is no button on wordpress “Visual Editor” for Easy superscript.
    Try instead to:

    – click on the “HTML” on the upper right of the editor window.
    – find the exponential number that you want in Superscript.
    -right before that number type:
    <sup>
    – then move your cursor to just after that number and type:
    </sup>

    -then click the “Visual” tab on the upper left of the editor window, that should put you back in visual mode.

    try and experiment with that on a “Scrap” post that you won’t ever publish.

    #860836

    I can’t get the superscript button on windows live writer to work. Everything else does.

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