"I'm having issues with my edits not looking right on the page."
"Did you cut and paste from a Word document into the WYSIWYG editor?"
From: Code for Libraries [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Cary Gordon
Sent: Thursday, July 26, 2012 11:22 AM
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Subject: Re: [CODE4LIB] Wikis
More often than not, the author seems to intend the poleaxing of your
On Wed, Jul 25, 2012 at 6:34 PM, Nate Vack <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 25, 2012 at 12:14 PM, Cary Gordon <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> WYSIWYG editors are the bane of my existence.
> Well... it depends on what you want. If you want clean, valid HTML,
> then yes -- WYSIWYG editors are unholy abominations unleashed upon the
> If you want documents to look mostly closely like the author intended,
> they're not so bad. Occasionally we need to do a "paste it into
> Notepad and then back" maneuver, but it's rare.
> Sometimes people do really, really strange things like pasting an
> entire web page or Word document into the Wiki editor. For extra fun,
> paste an entire wiki editor into the wiki editor. That's its own
> But the worst case response tends to be "How the heck did you do that?
> Let's revert that, shall we?"
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