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Can I compose a trip report in a Word document and then post it on Fodor's?

Oct 18th, 2005, 04:42 PM
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Can I compose a trip report in a Word document and then post it on Fodor's?

I want to post a recent trip report, but wonder if I can import a Word document into Fodor's. I seem to recall mention of this before, but wonder if someone would kindly give me step-by-step instructions? Thank you.
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Oct 18th, 2005, 06:05 PM
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I donít know how to "import" a Word document, but you can simply copy/paste from Word into a new message. Thatís easy and sure-fire!
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Oct 19th, 2005, 06:27 AM
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Thank you althom1122. I thought I was fairly computer savy, but I cannot for the life of me figure out how to do this. I have created and saved a "Test" document in MS Office Word. I can copy and paste it into another file, but don't understand how to do the same to get in into a new message on the Fodor's website. Would you please share your method with me?
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Oct 19th, 2005, 08:20 AM
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Hi bmacdon,

1. Type your trip report in a document such as MS Word.

2. Highlight all of the text that you want to copy into your Fodor's post. This can be done by one of the following methods:

a. left-clicking your mouse and dragging it across the desired text (the text that you want to copy will then be highlighted)

b. clicking "Edit" in the toolbar at the top of the screen, and then clicking on "Select All" when you see the drop-down menu

3. Copy the highlight text by doing one of the following:

a. Simultaneously pressing on Ctrl and the letter C on the keyboard

b. Clicking on the Edit menu on the toolbar. If the drop-down menu does not include "Copy" as one of the options, click on the arrows at the bottom of the drop-down menu. This will give you an expanded drop-down menu that will include "Copy." Click on "Copy."

4. Get into the Fodor's Canada forum.

5. Click on the "Post a new message" button. That will give you a clear rectangle in which to type.

6. Insert the pointer of your mouse somewhere in that clear rectangle.

7. Paste your text into the message space by doing one of the following:

a. Pressing the Crtl and the letter V simultaneously on the keyboard.

b. Clicking on Edit in the toolbar. When the drop-down menu appears, click on Paste.

It works for me. I hope it works for you.
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Oct 19th, 2005, 10:18 AM
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Judy_in_Calgary; you are a star! Thank you so much. It works like a charm.
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Oct 19th, 2005, 10:21 PM
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Well, copy/paste does kind of work - just don't do any 'smileys' in your word post and be aware that the paragraph spacing might not be correct?

We like paragraphs it makes it sooooo much easier to read
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