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If you are using the rich text editor in WordPress.com, there is a special icon on the advanced tool bar which when makes it easy to insert text from Word into your post or page. 

To get to the advanced toolbar, click on the last icon on the right in the editor (looks like rows of dots in a square) to open up the Advanced Toolbar.  The paste from Word icon looks like a little page with a “W” on it.  Click on it and a window will pop up where you can paste the text from Word, and then click Insert.  It strips out all the code and pastes it as plain text. If you simply paste text from Word into a post, and then click on the HTML tab above the post text area, you will see all the gobbledy-gook it inserts into your post.

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If you simply type a web address in a post, and then put a space or period after it, it will automatically turn into a web link.  But the link will use default settings that will NOT open up a new window when someone clicks on it.  I would much prefer my site links to open up a new window.  Follow these steps to build a new link that will open in a new window:

  • Enter the text that will become the link – such as:  Shoutcast Radio.
  • Highlight the text that will become the link with your mouse. 
  • Click on the Link tool on the post toolbar, and a link window will open.  Enter in the web address in the first box after the http:// (If you are pasting the link, make sure you don’t have the ‘http:// part in there twice!)
  • In the Target line, choose whether you want the link to open in this same window, or to open the link in a new window.  (I recommend a new window.)
  • Put a title for the link if you wish – in this case enter Shoutcast Radio – and click the Insert button.  (Ignore the class box.)

 

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