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#1049 - 03/31/00 06:08 PM How to edit long post messages
In case anyone out there is feeling hampered by the minimalist editor provided by AWAD for composing our postings--its spell checker confounds me--,I provide the following suggestion. For longer messages, just use your favorite editor, such as MS WORD. Compose your message, using WORD's spelling and grammar features, and the host of other wonders it provides, in a full screen sized window, if that gives you the warm fuzzies. When finished, just copy the message to the clipboard (block the text and hit CTRL + C), then return to the AWAD editor and place the cursor where you want the copied text. Click on your browser’s Edit menu and select PASTE. Voila! Your spell checked and conveniently composed message will appear in the AWAD editor. Of course, you can use this technique to clip and paste text from other sources, such as reference sources, news articles, and the like. I hope this hint will facilitate more lengthy and thoughtful posts by taking the kinks out of your cramped-editing neck.
#1050 - 03/31/00 07:10 PM Re: How to edit long post messages
Loc: lower upstate New York
I suspect Anu has his reasons for limiting the space here (of course my posts tend to be pithy, anyway, so I hadn't noticed the constraints). How to edit long posts? Shorten them.
Brevity is the soul of wit.
#1051 - 04/04/00 01:13 AM Re: How to edit long post messages
Loc: Southern CA
So true, Anna.
Although sometimes I empathize with Blaise Pascal (1623-1962):
"I have only made this letter longer because I have not had the time to make it shorter."
Yours for more pith,
#1052 - 04/04/00 07:42 AM Re: How to edit long post messages
I think Jeff has a point - that spellchecker does the darndest things!
By the way - how do you spell darndest?
#1053 - 04/04/00 04:50 PM Re: How to edit long post messages
Loc: this too shall pass
my spellcheck passes only darnedest, but WTNID gives
not only darndest and darnedest but also durndest and durnedest!
#1054 - 04/04/00 05:16 PM Re: How to edit long post messages
I'll bear that in mind!
#1055 - 04/05/00 12:19 PM Re: How to edit long post messages
Perhaps your background as a lexicographer (where you a definer?) has conditioned you to be succinct, and that's a desirable goal, but some ideas require more than a pithy aphorism. Confining oneself in this way seems unnecessary and counter-creative.
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