[Misc] Formatting lost when pasting into Windows Live Writer

OK this one was a bit of a head scratcher for me. I installed a VM on my Mac and inside this installed Windows 7 and Windows Live Writer as I've unfortunately been unable to find a native Mac blogging tool as good as Live Writer.

Everything was going to plan until I tried copying and pasting formatted text into Live Writer. When I did all of the formatting was lost. Running through the Options didn't give me anything obvious and Google was of no use. In the end I sussed it.

On the "View" menu for some reason I had the "Source" option selected. Switching it over to "Edit" and hey presto problem resolved.

All I need to do now is to workout why this works when I Copy and Paste within the VM, but when I try to copy from my Mac and paste into Live Writer in the VM it still loses all the formatting. Still at least I've got something that works for now.

If anyone can recommend a good blogging tool for Mac or knows how to fix this please let me know.

Read the complete post at http://wmug.co.uk/blogs/cliffs_blog/archive/2010/07/29/misc-formatting-lost-when-pasting-into-windows-live-writer.aspx

Published Thursday, July 29, 2010 5:25 PM by Cliff Hobbs - FAQShop.com and Microsoft MVP ConfigMgr/ SMS
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