Help with posting and format size.

Discussion in 'TFF Technical Support Forum & Suggestion Box' started by RunningOnMT, Oct 10, 2009.

  1. RunningOnMT

    RunningOnMT New Member

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    I just ran into a problem I have encountered before and wondered if anyone can offer a solution. When posting a thread and you copy and paste an article that isn't formatted properly you end up expanding the width of the entire line of print making it necessary to scroll to read it.

    I know the simple answer is to just post a link. However I think often people dont check links, only read the text of the post.

    Is there anyway to make an article fit in the forums normal format?
  2. graehaven

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    try pasting it into a word processing program first, like (uuuggghhhhh), Word. that may help.
  3. 4EvrLearning

    4EvrLearning New Member

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    Depending on the site you're using, some articles have a "print version" button you can click, and it formats it without advertisements, etc. When I can, I copy and paste that format and it typically works pretty well.

    I've done it graehaven's way, too, which allows me more flexibility with formatting if needed.
  4. ampaterry

    ampaterry *TFF Admin Staff Chaplain* Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Word processors like word can interject their own set of problems.

    Use a PLAIN TEXT editor.
    If you use Windows, this is the procedure:

    Copy the article.
    Open Notepad.
    Paste it into notepad.
    Copy it from notepad.
    Paste it here.

    This changes it into plain text, removing ALL formatting from it.
    Once here in your posting window, you can format it any way you wish using the tools here, and never get a glitch.

    Pictures are another problem.
    You may need to put them into an art program and edit the dimensions of them until they will fit here without stretching the page.
  5. RunningOnMT

    RunningOnMT New Member

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    Thank you all for your replies. Terry, I will give this procedure a try, thanks.:)
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