EEEK! Where did all these "20%" come from while I was writing my review????

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EEEK! Where did all these "20%" come from while I was writing my review????

PassionQT PassionQT
So I have just spent the last 3 hours on a review, I hit save and what shows up?

"The%20%5Bhttp%3A//link"

This, all throughout it!!!!!I am furious!!I can't fix it unless I go through and delete all these stupid %20's.

What did I do wrong? Hubby says it has something to do with html? I'm illiterate with that! Help1
08/11/2010
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Alicia Alicia
Quote:
Originally posted by PassionQT
So I have just spent the last 3 hours on a review, I hit save and what shows up?

"The%20%5Bhttp%3A//link"

This, all throughout it!!!!!I am furious!!I can't fix it unless I go through and delete all these stupid %20's. ...
Oh no!! did you copy and paste from anything like Word?
08/11/2010
Rockin' Rockin'
%20 is the filler for a space for some programs (I think), and it can show up if you copy from a program like Word (or other full-featured word processor) and paste into a text editor like the review text boxes. I haven't had this problem with EF's system, but when I've had trouble with other sites, I paste into Notepad first, then copy + paste again.
08/11/2010
PassionQT PassionQT
Hubby told me to copy it to word, "find" all the %20's, then replace them with a space. It got rid of most of them. Ugh..
08/11/2010
El-Jaro El-Jaro
I used to know wiki programing...pain in the ass things like this happen all the time.
08/11/2010
Tori Rebel Tori Rebel
Quote:
Originally posted by PassionQT
Hubby told me to copy it to word, "find" all the %20's, then replace them with a space. It got rid of most of them. Ugh..
This happenned to me last week while my wireless was kind of fading in and out... I copied it into word and did find and replace. There's a feature that does it all at once for you.
08/12/2010
PassionQT PassionQT
Quote:
Originally posted by Alicia
Oh no!! did you copy and paste from anything like Word?
No, I was writing it in the EF editor. I had saved it, then noticed something i needed to change. When I hit "edit", it went all beserk on me. It's fixed now, but took some time because "find and replace" didn't catch everything.
08/12/2010
Love Buzz Love Buzz
I've found that by using word style programs the formatting info gets copied along with the text messing things up.

My solution is to copy all from word then paste it into Notepad (or any other text program that doesn't add formatting)

Then I copy and paste it to where I want it to end up such as my blog or a review here. The fastest, quickest way I know to remove those annoying formatting do dads.
08/12/2010
Kayla Kayla
Did you let the page fully load before attempting to edit it again? That's usually how something saves it in "HTML". If it hadn't converted the HTML to the text editor, it might have happened.
08/12/2010
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