Copy/Paste Oust the Line Breaks and Paragraphs WP 3.9.1 (4 posts)

  1. Philip
    Posted 1 year ago #

    At our newspapers we paste our stories (posts) into WordPress from QuarkXpress 6.5. When the stories are pasted in the Visual area it makes one big paragraph with no line breaks. If we post it into the Text (code) area we can at least see a soft return... where we can add an additional return to make them paragraphs.

    In our previous version of WP we were able to paste the code in the "Paste as Text" popup screen. This would give us the paragraphs. The new "Paste as Text" button doesn't have the same results.

  2. If you copy and paste these stories into a text editor first (like Notepad for example), and then copy and paste them from there into the dialog box, do you have the same issues?

    Copying into a text editor on the PC first tends to remove weird crap in the copy buffer, leading to saner results. I'm not suggesting this as a solution, but trying to understand where the issue lies.

    What happens if you don't use the Paste as Text button, but simply use the keyboard commands for pasting? CTRL-C and CTRL-V?

  3. Philip
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Samual, Good Question. I went ahead and tried to copy that OuarkXpress 6.5 (2004) text into about every thing that I could copy text into, like Word, TextEdit, email, and News Edit Pro. They all recognized the pasted text as having line breaks.... But the only one that recognized the pasted text as individual paragraphs is a WordPress 3.8 website that I have not upgraded yet. On the WP 3.8 one I used the Plain Text pop-up... that works.

  4. Philip
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Samual, on the other question. It doesn't seem to make a difference on whether I use the "Paste as Text" button on my 3.9.1 site.

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