Mon 11 Nov, 2002 06:05 pm
Has this happened to you?
You copy and paste from Word, click Submit, and suddenly your apostrophes look like some odd combination of an ampersand and a bunch of numbers. E. g. you meant to write didn't but it came out as didn&8220t.
Well, don't panic.
It's impossible, on the Internet, to account for every single character out there. So, the program replaces unfamiliar characters (such as quotation marks that curve inwards) with an ampersand/numbers combination. All you need to do is, click 'edit' and edit your post. You do know you can edit your own postings, right? :wink:
I'd like to know what the heck happened to my punctum, my eyes keep watering . . .
Those characters usually appear when copying from word documents.
Here's what to do:
First copy the text to notepad. Then copy from notepad to here.
And you shouldn't have any problems with the jumbled punctuation.