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Thursday, March 03, 2016

Correct Your Post, After Using MS Word

Sometimes, advice provided in Blogger Help Forum: Get Help with an Issue, comes too late.

Telling people to avoid use of MS Word, for composing posts, is one example of "too late". But maybe this delinquency can be repaired.

Blogger provides the the page / post editor "Remove formatting" tool ("Tx"), for removing unwanted formatting.

When you've just published your post - and can't figure out why the formatting is all whacky - or maybe you can't get the post successfully passed through a FeedBurner feed - the most obvious way to correct the post is to use Notepad, or a similar text editor.

But that's a pain, and it's rather complicated. Maybe there's an easier solution.

Like an over edited post - or a victim of too much switching between Compose and HTML modes - the "Remove formatting" tool ("Tx") might save you, here.


Select everything in the page / post.



And use the editor "Remove formatting" tool ("Tx").


As in the previous example, you may have to spend a few hours adding essential formatting back. But with MS Word meta formatting, aren't you better off getting rid of all of that, at once?



Some #Blogger blog owners publish posts full of junk meta formatting, courtesy of MS Word - then look for a quick solution. Copying out then back, using Notepad / WordPad, or a similar text editor is the most obvious solution - but it's a painfully complicated one.

Maybe this is another case when the page / post editor "Remove formatting" tool can save the day.

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