Is Pasting Articles Saved In MS Word Directly Into WP Blog Posts OK?

by toivo
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I have a folder designated on my system where I have my future blog posts stored in MS Word. When I want to make a blog post, I go to my WP-admin, open up "posts" to make a blog post and paste my articles into the text area after highlighting the text and "right-click / copying" from MS Word.
How safe is this if I do it this way? I mean, is there other code dragged from MS Word into WP? Or?? Feedback / insights / constructive criticism appreciated.
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  • Profile picture of the author zahidmahmood
    I don't think there is any code or anything which come directly from MS Word. It is Safe.
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  • Profile picture of the author toivo
    Thanks...very curious about that since I do know in the old versions, there was actually html in the software and want to be certain none of it unnecessarily gets into a blog post. And thanks moderators for banning the person trying to put porn on Warrior Forum (good work!)
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  • Profile picture of the author Kay King
    You can get some "funny characters" when pasting directly from Word - so I've always saved the article to "text" and copy/pasted using the text version.

    Test it yourself and see what happens.
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  • Profile picture of the author yukon
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    It's an extra step but pasting into Windows Notepad will remove all formatting from editors like MS Word.
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  • Profile picture of the author toivo
    Thanks Yukon....I do have Notepad....although I believe I'd need to "reformat" chosen text when re-pasting into wp-blog.
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  • Profile picture of the author Bingout
    only issue when i did that is all the alignment were mess up but yea there is no sch code that will get copied along with that
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  • Profile picture of the author Kay King
    Exactly - write it - then "save as text". That gets rid of the html tags that will mess up a copy/paste.

    You may have to arrange (formatting) a bit in WP but that's no biggie.
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  • Profile picture of the author manoaratefy
    Good morning!

    Pasting text from MS Word to WordPress will give you many many HTML tags like <div> and <span>, and it will also bring a long stylesheet before the text. I suggest you to clean them by pasting on Notepad or any other unformatted text editor and copy-paste from to your WordPress.
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