Standard form

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    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



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


    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.



    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

    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.)



    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>



    let me amend that for clarity,

    <sup> text </sup>

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


    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?



    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:
    – then move your cursor to just after that number and type:

    -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.


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

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