Copy and Paste from Word causes problems with curly quotes and apostrophes

R. Scott Granneman
Tue, 06 Aug 2002 11:04:30 -0500

No, it's occuring because Microsoft's WYSIWYG, which is what anyone 
using Manila via Windows/IE5+ is using, is garbage.

The only solution is to:

1. Copy out of Word
2. Paste into a text editor (I recommend NoteTab Light, which is free, 
but Notepad will do, although it's a pretty bad text editor too)
3. Copy out of text editor
4. Paste into WYSIWYG in Manila
5. Re-format what you just pasted (bold, italic, etc.)


Paul Newport wrote:
> Hello all,
> I have a problem with copying and pasting from Microsoft Word into a manilla
> site.  The curly quotes and the apostrophes get altered to a comma in the
> case of the apostrophe and a strange character for the start and ending
> quotes.
> I understand it's because the Frontier Server is a Mac and the client is a
> PC.  Attempts to fix this have only changed the wrong character to another
> wrong character.
> If anybody has any ideas I would be most grateful, as currently every story
> that gets pasted has to be read carefully to pick up the offending
> characters.
> Cheers,
> Paul Newport
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> Limited
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