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SyntaxError: Unexpected token

Hi all,
I'm currently in the process of creating my first step-by-step, and along with this messing things up for me, I am now unable to edit one of my steps. I haven't uploaded any pictures to it (yet), nor have I used any unusual characters (I think - I can see a preview of what the step would look like by going to 'full preview', so I screenshotted that, below). All the other steps function perfectly edit wise. When I try to select the step, I get the 'SyntaxError: Unexpected token' message, and it freezes the java interface.

I am running Chrome Version 24.0.1312.57 on Mac OS X Lion 10.7.5.
I can't provide a link to it, as it's not published yet, but if an admin can see my as yet unpublished projects, it's step 1 ('Go Forth and Gather!'). This is the url that is present, however, when the message appears, if it is of any use: 
http://www.instructables.com/id/edit/?instructableId=EWN0KQBHCV928LP#instructableId=EWN0KQBHCV928LP,stepId=SUMX8FLHCV928LO

I am unaware as to what I was doing when it became uneditable - I had edited it multiple times, then moved on to write more steps. I then came back and was unable to progress.

It isn't completely essential to me publishing the step-by-step; however, I would like to make a few changes.
Cheers,
S.


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This error is from a bad character in Step 1. Did you copy and paste any of this text from another window/editor? That is sometimes the culprit.

I'll see if there's something I can do behind the scenes to make this problem go away. I'd suggest copying out Step 1 text when you preview the Instructable in case we have to remove that entire step, that way you can paste the text back in (without any special characters/lettering from another program).
SanjayBeast (author)  mikeasaurus1 year ago
Hi,
Hate to be a massive pain, but I was just wondering if you could go ahead and delete that step? I've got a plaintext version of it saved, so it doesn't matter to me if you delete it. or just delete the troublesome character.
Hope i'm not being a nag,
S.
SanjayBeast (author)  mikeasaurus1 year ago
I see - I had copied it into google docs to keep it safe whilst I reverted to an older version (I accidentally reloaded the page before saving). I'll copy it out into a plaintext program (though docs shouldn't really cause many issues..). What character was it? I don't recall editing the text in any way before copying it back in.
Cheers,
S.
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