What I don’t like about Word.

Too much “gosh darn” code.

Example:

I copied the phrase “South Jersey Regional Library System” from a Word 03 document to a blog post for T is for Training. It had no special formatting.

This is what it had to copy to put this phrase in my blog post:

<!–[if gte mso 9]><xml> <w:WordDocument> <w:View>Normal</w:View> <w:Zoom>0</w:Zoom> <w:PunctuationKerning /> <w:ValidateAgainstSchemas /> <w:SaveIfXMLInvalid>false</w:SaveIfXMLInvalid> <w:IgnoreMixedContent>false</w:IgnoreMixedContent> <w:AlwaysShowPlaceholderText>false</w:AlwaysShowPlaceholderText> <w:Compatibility> <w:BreakWrappedTables /> <w:SnapToGridInCell /> <w:WrapTextWithPunct /> <w:UseAsianBreakRules /> <w:DontGrowAutofit /> </w:Compatibility> <w:BrowserLevel>MicrosoftInternetExplorer4</w:BrowserLevel> </w:WordDocument> </xml><![endif]–><!–[if gte mso 9]><xml> <w:LatentStyles DefLockedState=”false” LatentStyleCount=”156″> </w:LatentStyles> </xml><![endif]–><!–[if !mso]><object  classid=”clsid:38481807-CA0E-42D2-BF39-B33AF135CC4D” id=ieooui></object> <style>
st1\:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) }
</style> <![endif]–> &lt;!–  /* Style Definitions */  p.MsoNormal, li.MsoNormal, div.MsoNormal     {mso-style-parent:””;     margin:0in;     margin-bottom:.0001pt;     mso-pagination:widow-orphan;     font-size:12.0pt;     font-family:”Times New Roman”;     mso-fareast-font-family:”Times New Roman”;} span.normalcomment     {mso-style-name:normalcomment;} @page Section1     {size:8.5in 11.0in;     margin:1.0in 1.25in 1.0in 1.25in;     mso-header-margin:.5in;     mso-footer-margin:.5in;     mso-paper-source:0;} div.Section1     {page:Section1;} –&gt; <!–[if gte mso 10]> <style>
/* Style Definitions */
table.MsoNormalTable
{mso-style-name:”Table Normal”;
mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0;
mso-tstyle-colband-size:0;
mso-style-noshow:yes;
mso-style-parent:””;
mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt;
mso-para-margin:0in;
mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt;
mso-pagination:widow-orphan;
font-size:10.0pt;
font-family:”Times New Roman”;
mso-ansi-language:#0400;
mso-fareast-language:#0400;
mso-bidi-language:#0400;}
</style> <![endif]–><span class=”normalcomment”><span style=”font-size: 12pt; font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;;”>

ACK!

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About (almost) Bald Trainer

A trainer in Maryland
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2 Responses to What I don’t like about Word.

  1. Julian says:

    “Where’s the beef?”

  2. Lori Reed says:

    Tip – Copy and paste into the code window and it will strip the code. Or copy and paste into Notepad first. I hate Word for the same reason and it is a PITA to go back and reformat if there all bullets, etc.

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