WordPress and Microsoft Word Sometimes Don’t Play Nice
WordPress & Microsoft Word
Microsoft Word is a commercial word processor, and is designed by Microsoft. For WordPress Microsoft Word can cause issues. Microsoft Word was first released in 1983 under the name Multi-Tool Word for Xenix systems. However, subsequent versions were later written for several other platforms including IBM PCs running DOS in 1983 and the Apple Macintosh in 1984, the AT&T Unix PC 1985, Atari ST 1986, SCO UNIX, OS/2, and Microsoft Windows 1989. It’s a component of the Microsoft Office software system; it is also sold as a standalone product and included in Microsoft Works Suite. The current versions are Microsoft Word 2010 for Windows and 2011 for Mac.
Microsoft Word is a great tool, however when you use it with your wordpress blog or website it can cause some major headaches. WordPress does not like all the background code that comes with your Microsoft Word document. When you copy and paste it into a page or post, some very strange things can start happening to your wordpress blog or website. Microsoft Word can automatically skew your pages and post so that they do not show up correctly in every browser. You may find that Microsoft Word has caused your WordPress Side Bar to drift south and get tucked under your footer. This is not a good thing and a good reason to always double check your pages and posts in more than one browser.
So what do we do? Send a letter to the Microsoft Word creator? Although many would like to chew the ear of the creator of Microsoft Word when this happens, it may be easier to just copy your text from your wordpress and paste it into notepad and then re-copy it back into wordpress. This will remove all that un-wanted background code Microsoft Word graced your page with. Once this is done all should be back to normal.
For WordPress Microsoft Word is great just make sure you don’t paste your text directly from Microsoft Word into your WordPress website or blog and you will be fine.