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Webmaster tip: How to copy and paste from Microsoft Word to your MalariaWorld blog

March 26, 2010 - 07:51 -- Sam Sokha

Pasting to your MalariaWorld blog without Problems

If you've ever tried to copy text from a Microsoft Word document and then paste it into a post or page within your MalariaWorld blog, then you know that text never looks right when you publish it to your blog. Suffice it to say, Word and online blogs are not very compatible.

The problem is that when you copy text from Word and then paste it into your online blog, a bunch of extra HTML code gets inserted into the text. You won't be able to see the extra code in the MalariaWorld visual editor, but if you switch to the HTML editor (which is disabled for security reasons) and know a bit of HTML, you'll notice lots of extra code throughout your blog post that has no reason to be there other than to cause formatting problems on your blog.

Fortunately, there is a way to copy and paste text from Word to MalariaWorld without extra code mysteriously appearing. Simply open Notepad on your PC or Textedit on your Mac (both native software already installed) and paste the text from Word into a new Notepad / Textedit file. Copy the text from Notepad/ textedit and paste it into your MalariaWorld blog. No extra code will be added.

However, if there was any formatting in the original text that you want to use in your blog post or page (such as bold, links, and so on), you will need to add those from within the MalariaWorld visual editor.

Another option is to use an offline blog editor to create and publish posts and pages to your blog. When you copy and paste text from Word to an offline blog editor, the problem with extra code being added does not occur and most formatting is retained correctly.

We hope this helps you to make better blogs on MalariaWorld.
Regards,

Sam
 

Comments

Patrick Sampao's picture
Submitted by Patrick Sampao on

Hi Sam thats a good observation and an appropriate solution.Thanks alot for this turns out i get this problem almost everytime i post a blog,thankfully MW Sysadmin is always at hand to correct the errors. .This sounds like knowledge i can use.Hopefully no more errors and unwanted tags on my blogs.

Regards, Patrtick

Sam Sokha's picture
Submitted by Sam Sokha on

Thanks, Patrick,

If you have any other technical issues you're wondering about, please let me know.

Warm regards,

Sam

p.s. keep up your great posts. I always read them with lots of interest.