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barerider

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Posting on this site
« on: June 05, 2017, 09:33:59 AM »
Can any of you savvier-than-I-am members explain how to post a Word (other software is available) document in the message space that I am typing this in?

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Re: Posting on this site
« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2017, 09:40:44 AM »
id guess,   highlight the text in the document by clicking and dragging with the mouse ,  then hit ctrl and c keys to copy to clip board ,  then open text box here and hit ctrl and v to paste text into reply ,

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« Reply #2 on: June 05, 2017, 04:10:24 PM »
You can copy and paste text, but a Word document can have a lot of formatting, tables, images, macros, and other things that don't copy well to this kind of Internet forum. 
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« Reply #3 on: June 05, 2017, 05:38:08 PM »
While it is impossible to copy word documents directly into this message space because of the completely different formatting codes used you can attach one as a .doc document provided it is smaller than 100Kb.
I have attached one from some time back as a test example.
« Last Edit: June 05, 2017, 05:45:43 PM by JOhnGw »
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Re: Posting on this site
« Reply #4 on: June 05, 2017, 08:30:49 PM »
My thanks to all three responders. I have now managed the pasting process.
All I want to do is post text, nothing exotic.

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Re: Posting on this site
« Reply #5 on: June 05, 2017, 09:53:38 PM »
I write a word document, highlight the text and then copy it, pasting to the box.
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« Reply #6 on: June 05, 2017, 11:04:42 PM »
While it is impossible to copy word documents directly into this message space because of the completely different formatting codes used you can attach one as a .doc document provided it is smaller than 100Kb.
I have attached one from some time back as a test example.

If a reader also has MS Word he can download and read your attached .Doc.   Otherwise, maybe not.   I have Open Office because MS is so expensive and Open Office is free.  It translates many Word documents, but has trouble with some of the formatting. 

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Re: Posting on this site
« Reply #7 on: June 06, 2017, 12:00:48 AM »
Iíve used a notebook style editor and MS Word. Either way I just cut and paste the text. I then immediately do a preview to check if I need to fix anything. Usually I donít, but I always check.

I've never had any issues. As long as I don't try fancy formatting it works.

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Re: Posting on this site
« Reply #8 on: June 07, 2017, 11:15:17 PM »

Yes, cut and paste is the best way.  JOhn's successful attachment of a word doc is fine but it doesn't open when you click it like a photo, it downloads to local storage first which is ok but not ideal.  My educated  (well, to barroom lawyer standards anyway) guess, barerider, is that there isn't a way of directly importing and displaying a word doc like you would a picture.  You can save the document as a text file .txt and that will get rid of a lot of the formatting that makes pasting difficult. 


Typing and saving a long post saved on a file is a good idea as I have found out once or twice when I have been typing directly into the forum reply box and lost a paragraph or three of deathless prose or unique sagely wisdom as a result of pressing the backspace which does a back on the web page not a backspace, or some other butterfingers type gaffe.


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Re: Posting on this site
« Reply #9 on: June 13, 2017, 05:32:03 AM »
Hi Barerider.    I prefer not to start writing my posts in Word for that very reason....because my posts may end up being posted on several forums when I have something to share.       I started using Google Docs as a big clip board years ago,  back before MS and Apple began pushing their own cloud based services, because at that time I could access my works-in-progress from anywhere, any device, anytime, which was a rare convenience for me in those days.    In any case, I have noticed that Google Docs can swallow most anything that I throw at it regardless of where or how it might have been originally created.   It conveniently and nearly transparently strips away all of the proprietary codes and formatting, creating a pretty clean copy that can be posted with little touch up needed, nearly anywhere.     I routinely incorporate (with the owner's permission) parts of messages created in other formats (including Word) that people have sent me, into posts that I have made on this and other similar forums very successfully.   I first copy and paste  the parts that I want into a Google Doc, edit and complete my post, then copy and paste the completed draft of my post into the "reply" or "compose" box of my chosen forum.    I have never had a problem with any of the forum platforms taking my text as a straight copy-and-paste transfer from a Google Doc.     

I also use the same process to back up longer posts that I find myself initially starting to write on the fly in the post "reply" box as with here on this forum.     Year ago, I would occasionally loose a post before or as it was posting due to  a glitch in the site or in my internet connection, both here and elsewhere, only to have to start from scratch and recompose it again.    Having endured that pain often enough over the years, I now copy and past to Google Docs as a backup when I am composing longer posts on the fly as insurance should something go wrong.   For me Google Docs serves as a robust clip board that I can access from nearly anywhere on the planet.     Of course Google harvests data from everything that I write.    But then again why shouldn't Big Data take notice of my preference to be a free range natural human?

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Re: Posting on this site
« Reply #10 on: June 17, 2017, 10:55:35 PM »

Yep!  What Dan said.
I use MS One Drive though.
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