Copy/Pasting and the whole thing doesn't come over

Sunday, October 21, 2018 12:13 AM

I've tried this two different ways. I wrote my Trip Report in Pages on my mac, then copy/pasted it to here. It formats weird, and doesn't past the entire text from each paragraph.

So I copy/pasted to Google Docs and the entire thing did paste over. So I tried to re-copy/paste from there to here, and again it just randomly cuts off large sections of each paragraph, and puts 2 paragraph breaks in between each paragraph. I don't have it happen anywhere else.

Sunday, October 21, 2018 11:36 AM

All I can really suggest is to paste it into a text-only thing first, then copy and paste it from that. Different tools and operating systems include markup that the editor I use (TinyMCE) doesn't understand, or the parser can't deal with.

Draft posts are on my roadmap, I just don't know when I'll get to it.

Sunday, October 21, 2018 1:17 PM

Ok. I think I have a simple text editor on Mac so I’ll do that. I used to use notepad but I never reanmy use windows any more. I wish there was an easier way to strip out the markup from pages itself because even when I post to Wordpress it includes junk I don’t want.

Saturday, September 14, 2019 11:49 PM

Speaking of zombie threads...

You're on a Mac, right?

BUILT-IN: Open your TextEdit document and hit ⇧⌘T to force your document to plain text. Works much better than Windows Notepad because it doesn't mess up line breaks the way Notepad still does.

DOWNLOAD: Get a copy of TextWrangler, or whatever version Bare Bones is offering these days (I think it's now the free version of BBEdit) and it will force the document to plain text.

--Dave Althoff, Jr.


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