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The  introduction  for my instructable on the Instructable Home page is gibberish instead of what I wrote.  I have no clue as to how to correct it.  When I go to    YOU... Instructable...edit     everything looks fine.  ?????? 

I'm a newbie  and don't know if I'm posting in the right place or not.  If there's a moderator out there, please put this where it belongs or give me a link to directions.

Please explain how to to get the real introduction/ topic to show up correctly - in terms that are suitable for an idiot.   NOTHING is obvious to me.  

Thanks.  

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gmoon
gmoon

11 years ago

Did you copy the text from something like Word?

It's possible that something like RTF (rich text format) is interpreted and displayed correctly by the new text editor--consequently the 'maker' has no idea that unseen tags are embedded...

AFAIK, the "table of contents" for every instructables has always had difficulty with any formatting codes used within the first couple hundred characters. Those characters are pulled from each step by a script, and used in the contents, or "featured" pages, etc. But the text is displayed without any interpretation or error checking (i.e., it's just dumped, as is.)

Just a guess...

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mole1
mole1

Reply 11 years ago

Thanks!   I did copy out of Word.  Does  'Word Pad'  work better? It has a lot fewer bells and whistles.

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gmoon
gmoon

Reply 11 years ago

Try "Notepad" instead--it's straight ASCII, without any formatting.

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gmjhowe
gmjhowe

11 years ago

 This looks like a bug of some kind, wait for one of the staff members to see this topic. Moved to 'bugs'.
Also, screenshot of error below.

Screen shot 2009-10-19 at 17.45.28.png
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mole1
mole1

Reply 11 years ago

Thanks for moving it!
I'll gladly wait for staff to deal with it. Looks like  a fairly common problem.