November 28, 2007
Typepad Formatting Messes
What's up with Typepad formatting lately? In the last couple of months, I can't seem to get Word or Notepad or frankly, any other app to play nicely with it.
Never before was this a problem. Now, however, when I copy and paste a draft from Word (rich text or not), it seems to convert into several different formats, fonts and sizes.
Changing it from within the external app OR within Typepad doesn't seem to work and making any change at all from within my blog editor doesn't stick. Is this a known bug? Is anyone else experiencing this?
I have word into tech support and my Six Apart buddies but if anyone can share any insight, I'd be grateful. It's causing this blogger a lot of grief and wasted time. (and no, I haven't upgraded to Vista yet)Update: Six Apart's tech support ROCKS!!! It was a simple fix; change had to be made in the customization of the page first before text could be moved in. It was automatically set to plain text in the past, but magically, it switched over to rich text without my knowledge. I've been in this industry for far too long. :-)
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Hi Renee –
I’m glad the Support team was able to help you out! If you find that you do want to start using rich text from Word in your posts, the Word 2007 Blogging Tool (http://everything.typepad.com/blog/2007/04/post_to_your_bl.html) and Windows Live Writer (free!) (http://get.live.com/writer/overview) both do a great job of uploading web-friendly HTML into TypePad. (Word’s native rich text doesn’t always play well on the web.)
Happy blogging –
Product Manager, TypePad
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