I frequently tell clients to NOT cut-n-paste content into their WordPress® blogs without first pasting it into Notepad™, then cutting it from Notepad. (Doesn’t have to be Notepad; any text-only editor will do.)
Cutting content from other blogs, websites, PDFs, and Word™ documents also cuts the behind-the-scenes code that makes the content look as it does. Generally speaking, that formatting doesn’t match the formatting of content on your website. So in order to maintain consistency in your blog’s look-n-feel, you strip out the behind-the-scenes code by pasting the content into a text-only program, then cutting it out of that and pasting it into your WordPress blog.
Here’s instructions on how to add Notepad to the icons on your desktop so it will be readily handy when you write in your blog.
I am using Windows XP. Set up on your system may be different, so, use these as a guide to know what to look for.
On your desktop:
- Right Click anywhere that is free of icons and a menu displays next to the cursor
- Scroll down to New, then Shortcut
- The Shortcut dialogue box displays
- Click the Browse button
- Double click My Computer, Local Disk C
- Scroll down to Windows and double click it
- Double click on Notepad.exe, then okay and “C:\WINDOWS\notepad.exe” displays in the Shortcut window
- Click Next and Give it a name (Notepad)
- Then click Finish