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how to post documents prepared with word (18 posts)

  1. barrylan
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    how can i take a document prepared in word or word perfect and post it without having to retype it in the post form?
    i tried uploading it, but then wound up with a highlighted line which one has to click to open. how can i avoid having to make that additional click?
    thanks barry lando

  2. Samuel B
    moderator
    Posted 7 years ago #

    C & P from Word into Notepad or any basic editor then into WP editor. This strips all the crap tags MS adds.

  3. barrylan
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    thanks, when i save in notepad, what format should i save in? barry

  4. Samuel B
    moderator
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Depends on what you're doing.
    Usually ".txt" for plain old posts
    Can use ".php"
    or
    ".html"
    etc.

  5. barrylan
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    thanks and finally, what "encoding" should i use?
    b

  6. Samuel B
    moderator
    Posted 7 years ago #

    UTF-8

  7. barrylan
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    many thanks samboll

  8. barrylan
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    sorry, new problem..when i pasted from notepad into the editor..the lines were too long--i.e. first line ran long to half way thru second line..then skipped a space and the next line continued...same thing with each line. obviously a problem of margin width differences between the post template and notepad??
    what can i do?
    thanks again b

  9. Samuel B
    moderator
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Did you save the c& p in Notepad - you have to save it to strip extraneous tags.

  10. barrylan
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    right, i saved it in notepad...the i copied from what i had saved..what i got is:

    “Fascinating. A stunning case of victor's justice. Barry Lando’s Web of Deceit is a compelling must-

    read that goes far beyond the current crop of books on Iraq. Lando uses his investigative skills to dig

    into the sordid history of western relations with Iraq, not just since 9/11, but over the past 85 years. "

    dont know why that extra formatting is in there??
    thanks barry,.

  11. KatGirl
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I've found that copying and pasting from word into NotePad does that, makes wonderful breaks that leave you scratching your head.

    I spent about 10mins realigning the sentences to resemble sentences.

    I'm very interested in knowing this answer, please. My only thought to this strange behaviour is that the NotePad window is too small - I never extend it to full size window.

    Barry?

  12. Samuel B
    moderator
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Works for me.
    ???????

  13. barrylan
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    samboll when you save in notepad, what do at do you have your "page set up" set at? i.e. what size paper and what size margins? I'll bet that;s the problem.
    barry.

  14. phuckd
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    in note pad - turn OFF word wrapping, then copy & paste ;)

  15. tomdimmock
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Barrylan, the above question shouldn't matter if i8 have understood correctly.

    If you write your text in MS Word, notepad etc, you only need to copy the text and paste it in the WP-Admin post creator. yOu don't even need to save.

    This does however cause problems when it comes to line spacing, where you will have to re-align most of the text....Well, st least I have to!

    Hope this helped...probably didn't but oh well.
    Tom

  16. estjohn
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    do you have word wrap turned on or off?

  17. barrylan
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    right, that was the problem..it words with wordwrap turned off..thanks barry.

  18. billh
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    First off, the best solution is to NOT use Word (or any other proprietary word processor) as your post editor. If you have ever looked at HTML code generated by Word (as I have many times) you would wonder how any browser would EVER render a page created with such sloppy code.

    If you want to create a post offline (not in the WordPress editor) you can use a third-party program like w.bloggar or Zempt. Both of these are excellent offline editors that offer many features and are free.

    If you are not satisfied with either of the included WordPress editors (rich text or plain) you can install a plugin called Xinha for WordPress. It is a very complete editor that makes your standard WordPress editor very much like Word.

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