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Hours of work destoyed by "save draft" button

  • update:

    It seems to be the left and right double quotes, and a funky microsoft carriage return from cut and paste.

    perhaps a way to have WP strip out the ^M and all that ?

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    Dont know what to say, this has happened a few times.

    You spend a long time writing something real and informative, not some average spam. Then you hit save and poof the only thing left is half of the first sentence.

    Any ideas ?

    2.9.2

    ( if an upgrade would solve it, then only if a later version specifically fixes this issue )

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  • It seems to be the left and right double quotes, and a funky microsoft carriage return from cut and paste….
    …You spend a long time writing something real and informative, not some average spam. Then you hit save and poof the only thing left is half of the first sentence.

    So what you’re saying is that you created your document in a MS based editor, then copied and pasted to wordpress, but you don’t have a copy of the original document stored locally, and hours of your work is gone? C’mon… 🙂

    Any ideas ?

    Yes. See if the “paste from Word” feature on your toolbar in the wordpress editor takes care of those formatting issues for you, or you might try a plain text editor. You could also try pasting from Word to Notepad ( or your favorite plain text editor ) and get rid of the formatting that way before posting.

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