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17 Post author: Elo 19 March 2016 12:24PM

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Comment author: PhilGoetz 01 April 2016 02:16:43AM *  -1 points [-]

I really wish the LW editor would strip font specifications out of the HTML when I do a paste into its editor while creating a new post. It's a pain in the ass to have to go thru the raw HTML by hand and strip out all the font specifications. I have never yet wanted to copy the fonts from quotes and links that I've copy-pasted.

Comment author: gjm 01 April 2016 11:34:00AM 2 points [-]

You could copy and paste into a (plain ordinary) text editor first, and then from there into the LW editor. Or would that remove more formatting than you want removed?

Comment author: Elo 02 April 2016 10:43:16PM 0 points [-]

I do this.

Comment author: Alicorn 01 April 2016 03:42:34AM 2 points [-]

Didn't there use to be a formatting stripping button?

Comment author: PhilGoetz 01 April 2016 03:53:51AM *  2 points [-]

Doh! I forgot about that. 'Coz it is indicated by an eraser icon.

When I use it, it looks like it isn't working--it resizes everything to a tiny font, and converts all quotes to indents. Inspecting the HTML, it looks like it's done the right thing. I'll have to test it some to decide whether I trust it.

Fixing that tool to not change what's displayed so much would be perfect.

Comment author: Elo 02 April 2016 10:44:10PM 1 point [-]

I usually "paste as plain text" (depending on the browser. I use chrome)

Comment author: Elo 02 April 2016 10:43:46PM 0 points [-]