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BUG: HTML formatting in extras

When pasting a formatted HTML part in the extras-tab (in article), it is accepted as such by the editor. However, there is no way to delete or edit the formatting:
view as HTML is not available and the formatting codes can not be deleted.

I would like to be able to edit articles with an external editor as well.

Adriaan van den Brand
Monday, March 18, 2002

You can work around this by pressing Ctrl-A (select all), then Ctrl-C (copy), and pasting into another editor such as notepad. You'll now see all the HTML codes. You can make your changes, then copy the whole lot, switch to the CityDesk article, hit Ctrl-A again to select everything, then Ctrl-V (paste).

It's not ideal, but it works.

Darren Collins
Monday, March 18, 2002

even easier:

Ctrl A (select all)
Ctrl X (cut)
Edit >> Paste Without Formatting

Joel Spolsky
Monday, March 18, 2002

Err, yeah, but I thought he wanted to know how to edit the formatting.

Darren Collins
Monday, March 18, 2002

both; I would like to edit the formatting (preferably also with an external editor ;-), but most of all it is very annoying that a formatted paste can not be undone. When you realize there is formatting, it is too late!

Adriaan van den Brand
Tuesday, March 19, 2002

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