Wednesday, June 30, 2004

Blogging and word

I would just like to say that Microsoft Word is not blog friendly. In fact while preparing my blog entries from within word I find myself at the mercy of the auto correct feature. Part of it is words tendency to replace apostrophes and quotation marks with stylized equivalent. I suppose that in a word document it is kind of nice to have your 66 99 and 6 9 style punctuation. The problem I have is when they are copied into a pure text editor they are properly displayed, but when they are submitted in the blogger.com's web form, they become horribly mutated and discombobulated entities. Like so "" = “” and '' = ‘’. Don’t get me wrong, I like word, this is just a pet peeve of mine. It just means that my entries require reformatting before posting.

The Punctuationator
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