Can't copy and past from desktop to diary draft

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10 Aug, 2017 09:20 PM

I like to draft diaries on my desktop (PC using Windows 10 & Microsoft Edge browser) and then copy and past them into the diary format. It makes for having to do a lot of editing (spaces between words & sentences sometimes get taken out during the paste part) but that was okay. I'd copied and pasted some pretty long diaries without incident. However, starting perhaps a month ago I found I could only copy & past a paragraph at a time, and often only a few sentences at a time. It was weird because sometimes in the same diary I was able to copy long paragraphs but at other times only two or three sentences & sometimes only one - then later I'd be able to copy long paragraphs!

It's been annoying to be sure, but this afternoon I find I can at most only copy a couple of sentences at most. And mostly only ONE sentence at a time! This has gotten ridiculous. Yes, I have cleared my "clipboard" and shut down & re-opened Microsoft Word. I've even logged out of DK and closed out my browser after doing so to clear out anything else. And STILL I'm only able to copy & paste a sentence at a time. What gives?

I saw a thread from over a year ago when lots of people were having similar issues, but that thread is closed so I'm starting a new one. Help. Please.

  1. 1 Posted by Otteray Scribe on 11 Aug, 2017 04:27 AM

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    Are you using Text, or Word? Text documents are plain text and don't have hidden formatting. I haven't tried copying and pasting into DKos recently, but I do know that in WordPress, pasting from a word processor is not compatible. Stuff must be pasted in plain text, then formatted in the blog text box.

  2. 2 Posted by dsnottselliott ... on 16 Aug, 2017 04:02 AM

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    I use Microsoft Word on my desktop. I didn't used to have any problems copying and pasting an entire multi-page diary, then doing some cleanup. My computer software didn't change, something on this site did.

    Also, I found out again the hard way just a few minutes ago that this site will DUMP what I've spent a fair amount of time copying & pasting (a little at a time) into a new diary. I was in a rush to get it done & forgot to "save" as I went - and the WHOLE THING which I was almost done transferring into the new diary got dumped!
    I'm speaking up in case others have been having similar issues the last month or so.

    It's frustrating as hell. I don't know what changed at this site but what used to be fun to actively take part in has become a challenge. That's the opposite of the way things should be. Maybe I need to look harder and figure out how to contact the help desk (I assume there is one) directly. But this crap has gotten really annoying.

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