Friday, March 27, 2009

Expandable posts, Read more, post summaries, jump break

Q: Is there any way to post the title only? I would like to show the
title of the post, and then have the post open in another window. Is
this possible? Anybody's help would be greatly appreciated.

A: Yes. We call this feature, a jump break, expandable post or read more. 
First post the whole article in full on a post. Then you add the jump break.

If you don't use the new post editor, you can still insert a jump break in Edit HTML mode by adding <!-- more --> where you want to position the jump break. Please note the spaces before and after the word more

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Microsoft Word incompatibility

Q: Hi, lately, I have been having problems putting text from a Microsoft Word document into my post. When the cursor is inside the text box, I hit paste and the writing gets pasted on the bottom of the page, below the text box. When I submitted the post, nothing came up.
Is there any way that I can paste text from a Word document into the text box or do I have to rewrite my entire article again in the text box?

A: Microsoft Word programme and Blogger are not compatible. There is a work around. Copy your document, paste to notepad (MS Works or Word Perfect 12). Copy again from notepad and paste to post editor. Publish.

More info on this thread:

Here is a thread from a blog*star, hbl :

and another thread:

There is another way to paste inside the post editor (other than right click mouse or CTRL key).
Copy your text. Leave your cursor flashing inside the post editor. Use your menu bar, left click mouse on Edit/paste. All your text will appear inside your post editor!

For people using IE8 as browser, this thread has the answer, use the compatibility mode:

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Format lost

Q: The problem I am having is when I transfer content, like an article to the space ( where you create the post ) on my blog it condenses everything together, with no original structure ( existing paragraphs etc ). Seems to me there should be a way to transfer content when I'm trying to create a post so it retains the same format. Its probably something simple as I am easily confused by computers :-) If I can transfer the content intact, the same, could someone contact me by my e-mail and tell me how this is done. Thanks in advance for any help.

A: "preserving text format"

Copy/paste article to notepad; then copy/paste from notepad to post editor. Publish post.

More useful info on this link:

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Hide my posts

Q: How to disable my blog so that people can no longer access it without losing the existing posts?

A: Sign on to your blog using your ID and password:
Open your post editor (click edit post) and save all your posts as

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