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Open Office to Web: Be Careful

Posted 01-18-2010 at 03:06 AM by CoderMan

Small tip: Be careful when copying text from an Open Office document to your web browser. I copied from an OO document to my Movable Type editor, only to find out when I posted that the formatting was all messed up -- specifically the spacing, margins, and line breaks.

I went back to the Movable Type editor, switch to HTML mode, and I saw that there was a whole bunch of junk in the HTML such as inline styling and extra return characters. It took me about half-an-hour to remove all of it.

Next time I am going to simply compose the message in the Movable Type editor, like I normally do.
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    you are lucky you didn't copy word document contents LOL, it would take much more time to clean that mess
    Posted 01-18-2010 at 09:19 PM by Web31337 Web31337 is offline
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    If the inline styling was correct, but rendered wrongly, I expect that it isn't the inline styling but a hierarchially higher level style command. BTW, in line styling should take precedene.

    Extra return characters (or their lack) shouldn't matter unless it is enclosed in <PRE> tags.
    Posted 01-24-2010 at 06:45 PM by AnanthaP AnanthaP is offline


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