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Katerina Gasset
Get It Done For Me Virtual Services - Wellington, FL
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I don't recommend copying from Word docs. Word also has its own coding in the formatting. If you want to copy and paste, use pages on a mac and google docs on a pc. That will help to avoid this issue in the first place. 

Apr 04, 2016 07:02 AM
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John Meussner
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I believe you have found the culprit - copy/paste doesn't always translate due to format exchanges.  I don't know issues with specific platforms because I always write blogs in the AR engine

Apr 04, 2016 05:17 AM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
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I wrote a post last week about this wonky formatting in Ask an Ambassador. One editor doesn't always translate and become readable by another. Clearing the text format using the TX button on the AR blog editor strips the formating and will let you reset it to look the way you intend.

Apr 04, 2016 05:13 AM
Rainer
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Debbie Reynolds did an excellent blog post last week addressing this very issue and could be your solution.   Personally, I put my postings in AR first, then copy elsewhere.   

Apr 04, 2016 01:01 PM
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Real Estate

Yes, word is the worst to paste into HTML. You should stop using it because you're giving yourself a headache. Make it easier on yourself instead.

Apr 04, 2016 08:50 AM
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Andy Madrid
Hawaii Coast Realty, LLC - Kailua-Kona, HI
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Yes.  And it might also be the type of font you are using.  If you want to cut and paste, I would do it in Notepad.  But if you are typing it anyway, why not just type it directly into AR?

Apr 04, 2016 03:20 AM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

AR and Word are not compatible.  Write in Google Docs, or write in ActiveRain, and you won't have this problem.

Apr 05, 2016 11:29 PM
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Lynn B. Friedman
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Jim Sinnott 
After you paste into AR, you can clear the other formatting as follows:

David Wiggs from AR support explained:

"Right beside the spell check button in editing, there is a button called "clear formatting". [It looks like Tx.]

If you highlight the text you want to normalize, then click that, you can reformat!
Hope that helps - David"

Apr 05, 2016 12:56 AM
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 I suggest writing your posts in something like scribe fire. Microsoft is in their own little world when it comes to characters.

Apr 04, 2016 07:35 PM
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Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
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Good morning Jim. I cut and paste from a word document and have no difficulty.

Apr 04, 2016 05:51 PM
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Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
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Formatting has always been an issue Jim. I suggest you remove all formatting before bring the text into AR.

Apr 04, 2016 01:56 PM
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Tammy Lankford,
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the code does not translate well.  

Apr 04, 2016 12:46 PM
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Lisa Von Domek
Lisa Von Domek Team - Dallas, TX
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Yes Jim, the but and paste is the culprit...you can drag it over from word and won't have that problem.

Apr 04, 2016 12:35 PM
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Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker and Attorney Licensed in DC, MD, VA,

 you got the answers already! Good luck with implementation

Apr 04, 2016 12:29 PM
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Fred Griffin presently on Leave of Absence
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     Strip the code out of Microsoft Word before paste.

    Or, after you paste it into the ActiveRain blog, click the HTML button, then remove all the excess and garbage.

Apr 04, 2016 11:16 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
www.HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
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Proably a font issue with word or some issue with the way word stores data.

Apr 04, 2016 08:42 AM
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Sam Shueh
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You start with AR..... The editor here is goofy..... Not very versatile...

Apr 04, 2016 08:37 AM
Rainmaker
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FN LN
Toronto, ON

I have never had this particular workflow.  Why not use a different editor and see what happens.

Apr 04, 2016 08:25 AM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I quit doing it that way years ago

Apr 04, 2016 07:58 AM
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Corinne Guest
Corinne Guest, REALTOR® | Barrington Realty Company - Barrington, IL
Barrington Lifestyles

Note pad or equivalent will fix your Greek.

Apr 04, 2016 07:57 AM
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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

If I write in word, and I do a lot, I will copy it into notepad before I move over to AR.  Notepad will strip the code.  It's a few extra steps ... but for me it is worth the time. Otherwise you still need to fix the Greek. 

Apr 04, 2016 07:50 AM
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Melissa Jackson
Citiwide Alliance Realty - Weatherford, TX
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I usually write inside this platform. Watching your answers..

Apr 04, 2016 07:20 AM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

I've never done a cut and paste in AR so I have no clue.

Apr 04, 2016 06:52 AM
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Bob Crane
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Sometimes Word jumbles it up, but it will not translate to Greek unless you intentionally tell it to translate.

Apr 04, 2016 04:22 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

When you paste, try doing it by pressing the CTRL, ALT, V keys simultaneously.  This will paste the text without formatting.   Alternatively, you can select what you pasted and hit the clear formatting symbol in the blog commands.  Last one on the bottom right.

Apr 04, 2016 04:08 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Jim,

I have had that happen.  It has happened when I have written it in Word, then pasted it on AR, when it did not appear on AR immediately, I did it again.  It then for some reason changed it into HTML (Greek?).  AR program gets fussy when you then make changes using AR either fonts or something esle.  A

Apr 04, 2016 04:04 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

the size of the fonts vary when I do that.... I'm sure someone will have an answer for both of us!!!

Apr 04, 2016 03:42 AM
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Women of Westchester Working Together
Women of Westchester Working Together - West Harrison, NY
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Most likely, yes.  Try changing the font...or else copy & paste the html.

Apr 04, 2016 03:39 AM