[thelist] pasted ms-word cruft in my RTE

Vlad Alexander (XStandard) vlad.alexander at xstandard.com
Mon Jun 18 17:44:53 CDT 2007

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-------- Original Message --------
From: sbeam
Date: 2007-06-18 6:24 PM
> those of you that use contentEditable widgets like TinyMCE and friends 
> for maintaining site content - do you have the same problem with text 
> pasted in from MS Word, namely the unspeakable ugliness, invalidity, 
> tendency to completely muck up an entire page, gross depravity, putting 
> funny smells on the upholstery, etc etc etc....
> We have been telling folks to "first paste the text into Notepad, then 
> paste again into the RTE, then add your formatting as needed". But then 
> you have to listen to the groans of discontent (and usually explain 
> what Notepad is). Even bits copied from other sites carries in the HTML 
> and CSS from the other site - not real useful. Is there a Better Way 
> (TM)?
> Sam

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