8302Re: Text formatting [Re: [Gnosticism2] Re: Spanish mystics]
- Sep 14, 2003Hello Gerry
On 13-Sep-03, you wrote:
> --- In email@example.com, David Gallardo <david@g...>
>> I often have to cut & paste plain text without formatting from
>> applications into Word and vice versa. One somewhat tedious but
>> fail-safe way is to first cut & paste into Notepad, then cut &
>> from there into the final application. Except for very short
>> passages, this extra step is still easier and less error-prone than
>> re-typing the passage.
>> Some applications, such as Word, have a "Paste special" option that
>> will let you paste as unformatted text but even this can cause
>> problems. I forget specifically why, but this doesn't work
>> for me in Word.
>> Occasionally pasting quotes into email probably doesn't qualify,
>> if you find yourself doing this often, there are utilities that can
>> help with this process. I just use the Notepad-as-a-filter
>> At 12:47 PM -0700 9/13/03, Mike Leavitt wrote:
>> Hello Gerry
>>> > There's a lot more I'd like to get to, but I really need to
> head off
>> >> to work. Sorry about the wide line breaks that will undoubtedly
>>>> up, but after Yahoo revised our HTML formatting, I haven't
>> > > out how best to transfer something from MS Word into an
>> > > e-mail.
>> > [...]
>> > You might just try writing in MS Express itself, it couldn't look
>> > worse. Use the text only option, and you will have a better idea
>> > what things look like at the other end. My emailer reformated
>> > your text, as usual, a mixed blessing.
> Thanks for the suggestions, guys. I obviously have a lot of
> tinkering to do before I figure what works best, and just have to
> realize that with all the browser and e-mail application variables
> out there, nothing will be foolproof with regards to how it shows up
> on the other end. I tend to use the e-mail option mostly when I'm
> trying to preserve different formatting in my post simply so as not
> to spoil block quotes with a bunch of underscores and asterisks. I
> guess we just make what we can of this impersonal medium and hope
> for the best, huh. ;-)
David's point about Notepad is a good one, it is a texteditor, not a
Wordprocessor, and they tend to hold their format in an email better
than a Wordprocessor, even when you save out the file as text only.
Mike Leavitt ac998@...
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