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Billiebear

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...doesn't work. I copy paste my work into the forum text entry -- looks ok -- but when previewing it's just a big newline-less blob of text. Even deleting Word's newlines and re-adding them in the forum interface does not solve the problem.

Could use either A) A fix or B) Drafting advice using an application that doesn't have such a low logout timer.

Thanks!

30-May-2018 21:25:00

YtHaar-Mej
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Word has a weird formatting which can mess with other things too. I copy text from the desktop version to O365 sometimes when I need it on the go, and the formatting gets messed up transferring btwn it.

If I have to draft something, I use a text editor like notepad. I never get any of the formatting issues doing that myself.
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30-May-2018 22:46:38

FiFi LaFeles
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Why would you do that? Serious question.

If I'm going to make a long post I type it straight onto the RSOF and use the 'Preview' function to check it for... whatever I want to check it for.

If I were going to make a post so long it ran over the text box limit I'd just stick some reserves on first (never made a post that long, I don't think).
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30-May-2018 23:23:06

Loki
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I write any long posts on Discord in one of my private servers in case the forums randomly log out or something unexpected happens. Copy+pasting from Discord is really nice and doesn't affect anything.

For guides/larger threads of mine, I use PowerPoint's "notes" feature at the bottom of each slide to signify each post of content. Usually able to copy+paste from that very easily as well.
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31-May-2018 00:53:39

Applejuiceaj
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I've always in years past used Notepad as my editor-of-choice for writing RSOF threads. Only having to deal with raw text makes moving content over much easier, though it does mean I have to check for spelling errors before I hit post as barebones text editors don't usually have spellcheck.

31-May-2018 00:57:06

FiFi LaFeles
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Intrigued, I had to experiment. Sorry for the gibberish. This is a direct C&P from Word,
It's come out exactly as it appears in the Word document - no strange formatting.
(Word 2010)



Lkjeir ewtpj weopujtw pjtp[jwtl. Wejtpwmj f,[akvgtri[we …. Apmepojurp[owetj k[0itka[eopktk[petki k[0petk[ewtj[.

Wnhpietrpjapn dsfmapek[pw-04kfmk kgk[e tk’[ert [kgk[44 l[perti[e (maoee nnep) ejp-awe rjpetj kfo[ertjt[pwetn.
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31-May-2018 01:23:54 - Last edited on 31-May-2018 01:24:40 by FiFi LaFeles

Blackwing
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FiFi LaFeles said:
Intrigued, I had to experiment. Sorry for the gibberish. This is a direct C&P from Word,
It's come out exactly as it appears in the Word document - no strange formatting.
(Word 2010)



Lkjeir ewtpj weopujtw pjtp[jwtl. Wejtpwmj f,[akvgtri[we …. Apmepojurp[owetj k[0itka[eopktk[petki k[0petk[ewtj[.

Wnhpietrpjapn dsfmapek[pw-04kfmk kgk[e tk’[ert [kgk[44 l[perti[e (maoee nnep) ejp-awe rjpetj kfo[ertjt[pwetn.

Why produce gibberish as placeholder yourself, when you have lorem ipsum? > )
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