If you want to paste text into your blog from Word

It came up in class that when you paste a text from Word to the blog it does strange things with the formatting. Thanks to fellow Wichita blogger Cincy Stanford here is a site called Word Off that fixes many of the formatting problems. Below is an example that has a lot of formatting in it pasted from Word.

Below that is the same text after being submitted to Word Off.

 

Straight from Word

Specific Purpose:  To inform the audience about the different crew members aboard an M1A1 Abrams Main Battle Tank.

       I.            Show You Tube video of tank firing while jumping.

    II.            I am going to inform you about the different crew members aboard an M1A1 Abrams Main Battle Tank.

 III.            Main points:

a.       Specifications—69.54 tons, 32.25 ft long (with gun), 12 ft wide, 120mm M256 main gun, 7.62mm M240 machine gun x2, .50 cal. M2 machine gun.  1500 hp transmission, holds 504.4 gallons of fuel in 4 fuel cells, will go roughly 275 miles on that amount of fuel.

b.      Driver—the person in this position is responsible for making sure the vehicle is in good running condition.

c.       Loader—this crewmember’s primary job is to keep rounds going into the main gun during combat.

d.      Gunner—this member of the crew is second in command.

e.       Tank Commander—anything that happens on the tank, happens because the TC says it does.

 

Word OFF example:

 

Specific Purpose:  To inform the audience about the different crew members aboard an M1A1 Abrams Main Battle Tank.
I. Show You Tube video of tank firing while jumping.
II. I am going to inform you about the different crew members aboard an M1A1 Abrams Main Battle Tank.
III. Main points:
a. Specifications—69.54 tons, 32.25 ft long (with gun), 12 ft wide, 120mm M256 main gun, 7.62mm M240 machine gun x2, .50 cal. M2 machine gun.  1500 hp transmission, holds 504.4 gallons of fuel in 4 fuel cells, will go roughly 275 miles on that amount of fuel.
b. Driver—the person in this position is responsible for making sure the vehicle is in good running condition.
c. Loader—this crewmember’s primary job is to keep rounds going into the main gun during combat.
d. Gunner—this member of the crew is second in command.
e. Tank Commander—anything that happens on the tank, happens because the TC says it does.

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