Need Help Formatting Posts from Microsoft Word


(Aaron Seminoff) #1

Hey there,

I started using discourse about a month ago and need help formatting posts. Whenever I copy & paste text into a new post from word it automatically formats it with weird linebreaks. I’m sure this is an easy fix but I haven’t been able to figure it out. Any help would be appreciated!

I tried to post a photo but it won’t let me since I’m a new user.


(Lisa Wess) #2

Word does some … unfriendly things and this is, in my experience, a common issue using Word to Draft things for the web.

You could try copying it in here then pasting it into your post form:

http://www.tim-jarrett.com/labs_javascript_scrub_word.php

note: totally unaffiliated - came up on a search for “microsoft html scrubber”


(Jeff Atwood) #3

I suggest you take a look at

@tobiaseigen and others had some good ideas there.


(Jeff Atwood) #4