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How to post articles on FR like a pro(vanity)
12/31/2010 | Delacon

Posted on 12/31/2010 8:09:55 AM PST by Delacon

So you've found an article on the interweb you want to post on FR.  You have clicked "Post" and put in the title of the article, your topics, your key words, source and source url. Now you come to the "body of thread" section.  You want to post the article just as it appears on the website you lifted it from complete with all the links, pics and snazzy fonts. Here is a quick and easy way to do it.  You need a text to html converter.  WAIT! Don't give up yet. Bear with me. You don't need to download anything and all you have to really know is how to copy and paste. You can do this all online with very little effort. There is an easy online text to html converter at this link: http://knopok.net/text-to-html.html (the best and easiest one out there IMO). Click on the link(or cut and paste the link to the address bar in another window) then save it to your favorite places.  Then open it in a seperate window from FR. Next, go to the window with the article that you want to post open in it.  If the article has a "print" option or icon, click on that to get rid of all the banners and ads you don't want to show up in your post.  Don't worry if it doesn't have one because you are going to copy and paste the article to the html converter and you can touch the article up by deleteing banners and ads once you paste the article to the converter. So take your pointer and start at the beginning of the article, click and drag until you get to the end of the article or wherever you want to stop, highlighting the whole area.   Right click on the highlighted area and select "copy".  Now go to the html converter window.  You will see a big box with all these toolbars that looks much like what you see when you open microsoft word. Don't worry, the only icons on these tool bars that you really need to know are "source" and "new page".  The "source" icon is in the upper lefthand corner and conveniently says "source".  The "new page" icon is two icons over from the "source" icon and looks like a blank page. Start by clicking on the "new page" icon to clear out all the unnecessary  text that the website uselessly added to the big white box below all the toolbar icons. The big white box below all the icons is where you are now going to paste your article. Right click in the big white box and click on the paste option in the drop down box. Your article should appear exactly as it appears in the original article. Now comes the cool part(IMO). Go up to the above mentioned "source" icon and click on it. This will convert the article to html which is what you need to paste in the "body of thread" section of your FR post to get all the bells and whistles. So right click on the converted html text and click on" select all", then right click on the highlighted area and select "copy". Now go to the FR window where your post is and right click on the "body of thread" box and select "paste". Your article should appears as html in the box. Click on preview and then post and you are done. Happy posting and Happy New Year!


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To: 2ndDivisionVet

You’ve posted almost 7 threads per day, and about 15 replies per day.


51 posted on 12/31/2010 9:38:17 AM PST by deks ("...the battle of our time is the battle of liberty against the overreach of the federal government")
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To: Delacon

Paragraphs and lots of white space

are our friends.


52 posted on 12/31/2010 9:41:04 AM PST by Quix (Times are a changin' INSURE you have believed in your heart & confessed Jesus as Lord Come NtheFlesh)
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To: RegulatorCountry
What the heck is that thing supposed to be, an origami duck?

I think it was supposed to be a 3D-looking cube. At a minimum, the coloring is all wrong.

53 posted on 12/31/2010 9:44:18 AM PST by Bob
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To: Leaning Right
< > put br where xx are
54 posted on 12/31/2010 9:44:49 AM PST by Quix (Times are a changin' INSURE you have believed in your heart & confessed Jesus as Lord Come NtheFlesh)
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To: Delacon

LMAO!!
The ultimate FR FAIL!


55 posted on 12/31/2010 9:46:04 AM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Leaning Right

trying again . . . I could look up how to do this . . . vs futzing around .

basically the “br” (break)

code will do what you ask.

br in left and right carets


56 posted on 12/31/2010 9:46:04 AM PST by Quix (Times are a changin' INSURE you have believed in your heart & confessed Jesus as Lord Come NtheFlesh)
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To: Delacon

Thank you for the thread and forgive my snarkiness. I am half demented.


57 posted on 12/31/2010 9:46:45 AM PST by PghBaldy (Like the Ft Hood Killer, James Earl Ray was just stressed when he killed MLK Jr.)
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To: Delacon

You’d like a break?

KHQ SPOKANE

[station break]


58 posted on 12/31/2010 9:47:09 AM PST by Quix (Times are a changin' INSURE you have believed in your heart & confessed Jesus as Lord Come NtheFlesh)
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To: deks

Because there was some html code embedded in the text yet the poster did not insure that the whole post was html coded.

That mushes everything together.


59 posted on 12/31/2010 9:48:32 AM PST by Quix (Times are a changin' INSURE you have believed in your heart & confessed Jesus as Lord Come NtheFlesh)
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To: deks

One either has to ferret out the troubling code and remove it

or

insure that all the text is properly html coded into paragraphs etc.

Because there was some html code embedded in the text yet the poster did not insure that the whole post was html coded.

That mushes everything together.


60 posted on 12/31/2010 9:49:10 AM PST by Quix (Times are a changin' INSURE you have believed in your heart & confessed Jesus as Lord Come NtheFlesh)
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To: deks

Is that all?


61 posted on 12/31/2010 9:49:50 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet ("You don't have a soul. You are a Soul. You have a body." CS Lewis)
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To: shibumi
PREFERABLY IN
RED
!!!!!

62 posted on 12/31/2010 10:03:15 AM PST by Quix (Times are a changin' INSURE you have believed in your heart & confessed Jesus as Lord Come NtheFlesh)
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To: Quix; deks

I stand guilty of not observing good form and style. I simply did not use paragraphs. Blame me and not the text editor or the website from which it comes. There was no fail. As deks points out, in the articles I have previously posted(the ones where I simply copy the articles of others to the editor) the links, fonts, and yes paragraphs all show up as they should.


63 posted on 12/31/2010 10:04:04 AM PST by Delacon ("The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule." H. L. Mencken)
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To: Hot Tabasco

Those were the days . . . LOL.


64 posted on 12/31/2010 10:04:14 AM PST by Quix (Times are a changin' INSURE you have believed in your heart & confessed Jesus as Lord Come NtheFlesh)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Well, on average per day, but looking at yesterday’s posts it looks like you’re increasing the pace. Thanks for all the effort you’ve put in to posting articles.


65 posted on 12/31/2010 10:05:00 AM PST by deks ("...the battle of our time is the battle of liberty against the overreach of the federal government")
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To: Delacon

You should have < p > ed before we started.


66 posted on 12/31/2010 10:06:50 AM PST by Yaelle
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To: Leaning Right

End your italics line with a < p > (no spaces).


67 posted on 12/31/2010 10:08:20 AM PST by Yaelle
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To: Delacon; The Comedian

Good on ya.

However, do you really want us to miss an end of year chance to

tweak, harrass, cajole, etc. on a favorite excuse for doing so?

Just think, if you weren’t being harrassed, you might be ignored!

At least that’s sometimes what I try and tell myself . . . as the resident

Chief Kook and Brain Cleaner


68 posted on 12/31/2010 10:08:49 AM PST by Quix (Times are a changin' INSURE you have believed in your heart & confessed Jesus as Lord Come NtheFlesh)
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To: Quix
Well you all have your fun. As for being ignored, I don't usually have that problem. My personal best.... 
Update: Cap-and-Trade Vote Count: 210-210, 14 Undecided
 
06/26/2009 1:14:54 PM PDT · by Delacon · 641 replies · 29,525+ views

69 posted on 12/31/2010 10:18:03 AM PST by Delacon ("The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule." H. L. Mencken)
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To: Delacon

Well, at least you didn’t post a


dssssss
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/1338875/posts

Or a thread.


Unnngh..
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/1235991/posts


70 posted on 12/31/2010 10:37:06 AM PST by Arrowhead1952 (Whether corruption is in politics, science, education, research, etc., always follow the money.)
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To: Delacon


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

71 posted on 12/31/2010 11:12:15 AM PST by The Comedian (Government: Saving people from freedom since time immemorial.)
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To: Delacon

Man, it’s a tough crowd here today. ; - )

This info is great and I’m bookmarking your post. Thank you.


72 posted on 12/31/2010 12:28:37 PM PST by Auntie Mame (Fear not tomorrow. God is already there.)
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To: RegulatorCountry

***What the heck is that thing supposed to be, an origami duck?***

No, that’s the umbrella Zero was trying to get through a gate while Moosele was watching him.


73 posted on 12/31/2010 12:46:17 PM PST by kitkat ( Obama: Hype and Chains.)
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To: chuckles

Free Republic is a forum, not a blog.


74 posted on 12/31/2010 1:12:52 PM PST by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: Delacon

Yeah, I don’t have that problem either. LOL.

Have a blessed New Year.


75 posted on 12/31/2010 3:57:47 PM PST by Quix (Times are a changin' INSURE you have believed in your heart & confessed Jesus as Lord Come NtheFlesh)
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To: The Comedian

Ouch!


76 posted on 12/31/2010 3:58:14 PM PST by Quix (Times are a changin' INSURE you have believed in your heart & confessed Jesus as Lord Come NtheFlesh)
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To: jaydubya2

Poster FAIL!


It must be a law of the universe. If I post anything about incorrect spelling or grammar, I will have thirty five mistakes in the post. :)


77 posted on 12/31/2010 5:47:49 PM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: RegulatorCountry

I do it all the time, and then I make sure to bold the text too... Sort of how I behave in real life ;)


78 posted on 12/31/2010 6:16:42 PM PST by PghBaldy (Like the Ft Hood Killer, James Earl Ray was just stressed when he killed MLK Jr.)
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To: Yaelle

“You should have < p > ed before we started”.

But I didn’t feel like it then!


79 posted on 01/01/2011 3:08:16 AM PST by Delacon ("The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule." H. L. Mencken)
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To: Auntie Mame

Bookmark, me too!


80 posted on 01/01/2011 4:51:07 AM PST by politicianslie (A taxpayer voting for Obama is like a chicken voting for Colonel Sanders)
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To: Delacon

ping


81 posted on 01/17/2011 8:33:12 AM PST by Whats the Matter with Kansas? (Freedom is not FREE)
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