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Old 10-09-2010, 07:51 PM   #1
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Garbled MS Word copying

@font-face { font-family: "American Typewriter"; }p.MsoNormal, li.MsoNormal, div.MsoNormal { margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt; font-size: 16pt; font-family: "American Typewriter"; }p.MsoEnvelopeAddress, li.MsoEnvelopeAddress, div.MsoEnvelopeAddress { margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt 2in; font-size: 14pt; font-family: "American Typewriter"; }div.Section1 { page: Section1; } Thanks Nick for this good idea.

I had my pair made by a well known mother and daughter canvas making team near my small Ontario town.

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I asked Vince to help me install the stainless thumb-turns. Riveting took about a half a day; the second window going much faster than the first

The window protectors fit perfectly and look cool. It takes less than a minute to take one off or put it back on.

The canvas work cost $375.00, including pattern making.

Out of interest, I got these quotes for rock guards in 2008:

Oasis RV: $685.35- plus $225 drop shipping from JC

Andy: $650 plus shipping from JC

Out of Doors Mart, NC: $620.64; guessed the shipping was $300. Three BIG boxes.

Owasso: $645.64 plus install

Ottawa RV: 672.00 plus drop shipping from JC ($168.00) - $950

Can AM: $1488.88 plus $250.00 installation. !!!!!!!!!


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Old 10-10-2010, 09:37 AM   #2
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Sergei, your Word program has a proprietary format and doing a copy/paste into our text field may carry over otherwise invisible formatting info. Try pasting into a minimal-format processor like Notepad first (not Wordpad) and then paste text over from Notepad. That should cut out all the scrabble.

In a separate step you'll need to paste in images from within our forum software (which I see you are doing expertly).
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Old 10-10-2010, 09:43 AM   #3
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Bob, thanks. But why has this just statrted to happen, after I've been cutting and pasting to the Forum from the same Word program, using my MacBook, for 5 years now???

I also don't know what Notepad is. Is there something similar in Apple?

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Notepad is a minimally formatted, simple word processor on a Windoze PC. We'll have to ask Mac users for suggestions on where to turn next.

Maybe emailing the text to yourself would remove the scrabble? Maybe you don't have to change much if you'll just use our 12-15 minute edit window after posting to remove the scrabble. Both solutions I have are a PITA. Sorry...

I have no explanation about what has changed. Steve Jobs is welcome to send me an explanation ... saved in the same word processor on a new MacBook Pro.
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Old 10-10-2010, 10:10 AM   #5
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The puzzle deepens. As soon as Inland Andy replied to the Window Protectors thread, my scrabbles disappeared.

What's going on?

Could this problem be with the Forum interface, not with MS Word or Apple?

I'm doing nothing different than I've done before and am not using anything new so why has this just started happening to my last few posts?

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Old 10-10-2010, 10:15 AM   #6
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Sergei,

Try setting your "base" (perhaps it's called 'default') font in Word to something simple, like say, Arial. The base font is what your Macbook puts all your Word docs into as you create them.

It may just be that you made a change on your profile settings on your Macbook, or perhaps Apple made a change to something in the Word formatting, which you caught when they did a general update.

Another thing to look for on your Mac in the set-up is something that would give you page settings with "no" formatting, perhaps called "plain text" mode.

I think that the software that airforums runs on looks for plain ASCII text, since if you composed your posts directly in it while you are on-line, that's what it would show on the screen, while applying its own formatting.

Bob, whoever is the forum's software guru will have the answer to Sergei's problem. Perhaps you can check with him (or her)?
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trying Arial as Aage suggests………..; let’s see what happens….
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works now

Above did not work at first; then I used the "edit" feature, highlighted the scrabble and deleted it - and it did.

(Edit didn't work for me before. Maybe I didn't use it correctly?)
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Well, there was no garbling that time...

[Edit] oops, guess I missed the editing
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To be sure you are avoiding any embedded codes when pasting from MS Word to the forums, or any web site, type your text in Word and then file --> save as --> format: plain text. Then copy and paste away.

YMMV depending on version of Word / OS Platform, etc.
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The puzzle deepens. As soon as Inland Andy replied to the Window Protectors thread, my scrabbles disappeared.

What's going on?

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Oh ooh.

What did I do?

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Old 10-10-2010, 12:36 PM   #12
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Hi Sergei

I have noticed this same behavior when copying from MS Word myself using my old G4 and Office 2004.

@font-face { font-family: "Cambria"; }p.MsoNormal, li.MsoNormal, div.MsoNormal { margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: "Times New Roman"; }div.Section1 { page: Section1; } This sentence is copied from Office (Word) 2008 on my Mini (OS 10.6.4). The font is now appears as a serif font in the compose window till posting or previewing, then it changes to the standard forum font and all the formatting info show up as more text. Office 2008 (12.2.6) defaults to Cambria.

(I made the actual text above blue in the forum compose window to make it more obvious. The blue didn't come from Word.)

I have given up on composing in Word and pasting it in like I did in the past. This showed up in one of the forum software upgrades. Not much of an improvement in my opinion. At least there is a spell checker now in Firefox.

By the way, I'm always referring to your Argy as an example of what can be done with a vintage unit. Absolutely first rate work. When you do your southern US trip, I think you should swing on over from Mississippi into Arkansas and visit here too.
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Hi Vaughan, thanks for your insight. Maybe I'll try the spell checker in Firefox. ( That's the reason I cut and paste.)

(( I just did and I can't see how to do it))

Little Rock interests me a lot. Thanks for the invite. I'll be in touch.

Any other Southners out there with ideas?
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I use Appleworks 6 since it came free with my by now ancient Powerbook and when I compose a post that way (not very often), I just copy it and then paste in it. No extra stuff.

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