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Blog editor - tips and tricks

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Our blog editor is designed to give you lots of scope for entering and formatting your text. In the blog edit page itself you'll see the toolbar resembles a word processing package. Mouse over each one for a text description of what it does.

Saving your work!
Save your entry every ten minutes - just in case. The site will log you out automatically after a period of inactivity.  

Inserting a link
This is easiest if you enter your text first and then simply highlight the word or phrase that you want to turn into a link. Then click on the LINK icon (resembles a chain). A dialogue will pop up for the link URL (include the full address including http://) and an optional title which will appear when people mouse over the link.

Stylistically it's usually best to avoid saying "click here" and do something along the lines of "read more at my web site".

If you change your mind - you can edit or remove the link.

Pasting from Word etc
You can prepare your entry in advance if you wish in Word or OpenOffice. If you wish to do this, keep the formatting simple and don't use tables. Simply copy the text you wish to include and then use the Paste from Word icon. 

If this throws the page layout completely, then edit the page again and delete the content. Try Paste as Plain Text instead. This will remove the formatting but you can quickly finesse the content using the editor buttons.

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