Sunday, January 08, 2006

How-to Q

Can anyone tell me how to cut and paste material from, say, a Word document into a post? I tried the usual highlight/copy/ but when I click in the compose window, it will not give me the paste option.

I've got the poster info from the upcoming Saskatchewan youth retreat and thought it would be good to put it here, as well as printing a poster for the church bulletin board.....

10 comments:

Stacy said...

I'm not sure about a Mac, but with a PC you can simply copy it from the Word document using the highlight and copy button like you did (or use control-c) and then when you're in the compose window just use control-v but you'd probably better ask a mac user.

(It it's a picture of a poster you can upload the image using the upload button while in compose mode)

Simply Victoria said...

don't try to paste it into the "compose" window. switch to the "edit html" window (at the top right of the post-it window) and it will allow you to paste.

churchmouse said...

I was going to say the same thing, Stacy, about control-v. That has always worked for me on a PC, and I've never used a Mac.

Holding down Control and pressing V (which is the keyboard shortcut for "paste") has often worked even when the paste button on the edit menu (or when I right clicked the field) wasn't available.

Fr. Justin (Edward) said...

Yep. Ctrl-V will work. You can paste into either the "Compose" or "Edit HTML" windows - Compose will try to retain the MS Word formatting (with varying results), while pasting into Edit HTML will strip the document of all formatting. I recommend pasting into the Edit HTML window, then re-inserting any formatting and otherwise tidying up the results using the Compose window.

Simply Victoria said...

or you can download blogger for word. this is probably the easiest option, if you don't mind downloading yet another piece of digital matter.

MatDonna said...

thanks everyone for the tips-- don't want to do any downloads because of my slow connection and slow computer, but I am having total deja vu about the ctrl v option-- probably Fr. Justin told me about it before!

Kai said...

Do I need my own blog to post (other then inane comments) into this site?

biss said...

nope...just create a user name and password.
and let us know what books you like to read.

biss said...

Have you been invited to join this site? You will need that.

Kai said...

Thanks Biss for the invite,I will study this and then decide. I am somewhat worried about opening my own Blog. Why? Well, I know myself and expect to get myself into hot water with my intemperate rantings for one. The other is that I am terminally lazy, okay maybe I'm more of a manic-depressed writer. If I write right, I write great, but if I write wrong, I stink....
So, I'll ponder if I should do this or just stay with the occasional "inane" comments on the Spruce Island blog.....

Thanks anyway and we'll see