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8302Re: Text formatting [Re: [Gnosticism2] Re: Spanish mystics]

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  • Mike Leavitt
    Sep 14, 2003
      Hello Gerry

      On 13-Sep-03, you wrote:

      > --- In gnosticism2@yahoogroups.com, David Gallardo <david@g...>
      > wrote:
      >> I often have to cut & paste plain text without formatting from
      > other
      >> applications into Word and vice versa. One somewhat tedious but
      >> fail-safe way is to first cut & paste into Notepad, then cut &
      > paste
      >> 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
      > adequately
      >> for me in Word.
      >> Occasionally pasting quotes into email probably doesn't qualify,
      > but
      >> if you find yourself doing this often, there are utilities that can
      >> help with this process. I just use the Notepad-as-a-filter
      >> approach.
      >> @D
      >> 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
      > show
      >>>> up, but after Yahoo revised our HTML formatting, I haven't
      > figured
      >> > > 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
      > any
      >> > worse. Use the text only option, and you will have a better idea
      > of
      >> > 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. ;-)
      > Gerry

      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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