There's been some cases where html code appears on posts after text has been pasted in the visual editor from a source text that appeared perfectly all right.
This may be caused by pasting text from MS Word or Outlook.
There are three buttons for pasting up on the formatting bars of the visual editor. One is for normal pasting, one for pasting as simple text that you can then reformat using the editors formatting functions, the third one for pasting from word. This should solve the problem. I will have a try in the following posts.
Your observations of what works best in which case are welcome!
So I made some tests with text pasted 'normally' from MS Word, yahoo mail and Gmail (i don't use outlook), but from a Mac. And everything was normal. It seems the normal paste and the paste from word keep the formatting.
@jessie-henshaw, could you do some testing to see if this is better for you? Thanks 🙂
It appears that any text entered by @jessie-henshaw whether on the spacial plain text pastes or directly in the html box generates additional html that becomes visible on posts.
This is not linked to browsers as we tried several. It may be linked to Windows 7, or windows in general (i’m on a mac with zero problems). Could you confirm please, @lisinka and @ellen-friedman what operating system you are using.
It also seems that once a topic has been ‘corrupted’ some of the posts by people who had no problems start to become corrupt also…
I have therefore switched back to the ‘normal’ forum editor without fancy editing. Where you will have to code your bolds and italics, hopefully, the links work. Here’s a try to the newly available chatroom: http://commonsabundance.net/chat-room/
Actually @ellen-friedman you have (had problems), your two latest posts had html in them, so it seems that my hypothesis of topics being corrupted when the issue appears once stands… Hence switching to the basic forum editor. I think this is a known problem…