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Offline winsome

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Editing a disaster
« on: Fri Feb 08, 2013 - 14:21:47 »
I'm having editing disasters.
This has been going on for some time
Is it just me?

I like to prepare posts offline using Word and then cut and paste replies into the reply box.

The results are very variable. Sometimes they work OK but sometimes they are all over the place. All "newlines"  seem to disappear and it looks like there is no punctuation at all.

Other times it's filled with font sizes on & off . Trying to get a consistent & readable font size is hopeless. Sometimes a few lines come out at what must be 1pt size.

I've even resorted to copy and paste into Wordpad first. At the extreme I abandon it, leave the forum and log in again.

Is it just me?

Is there any solution?

I've never had any trouble with other forum and I didn't used to have problems with this one.

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Editing a disaster
« on: Fri Feb 08, 2013 - 14:21:47 »

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Re: Editing a disaster
« Reply #1 on: Fri Feb 08, 2013 - 14:50:54 »
I think wordpad would be better than MSWord for this as it doesn't include text decorations (font size, weight, ect.)  Not sure why that would matter though.

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Re: Editing a disaster
« Reply #2 on: Fri Feb 08, 2013 - 20:04:49 »
Yes, copy your post to Wordpad or Notepad to remove formatting. That should fix your problem.