I'll try my best to explain this in the 1st instance, but please bear with me.
When i type articles on Word XP and paste them onto certain web sites certain punctuation marks show up to other people as almost jibberish on their screens, but look o.k to me on mine. The punctuation marks causing the problems are " & ', and quite a few off the list of special symbols that word has [such as the copyright mark or trademark symbol]...an example is the word didn't. On word XP, when you type the word didnt, it automatically corrects the grammar, therefore putting a ' between the n and the t. After ive pasted it onto sites, it shows to other people as things like this "did%&t" or "did^&t" :-(
Vice-versa, when i read certain things on websites, there are certain articles or sections that must have been pasted on there from other people and they show their punctuations on my PC as little square boxes, but look o.k to them...
Ive checked it all out by checking the problems on my computer in work, and the problem doesnt exist on that.
Its starting to really annoy me, as its been happening now for about 6 months.
Can anyone, please, please help???
Ive tried a number of things:
- deleting fonts
- turning the auto correction facility off [this stops my text showing as errors, but doesnt stop me from seeing little boxes on other peoples text.
- language settings
- keyboard config, although i believe there is more i can do with this?? [someone advised me, that there may be conflict between my keyboard and XP??? is this right/possible???]
- Ive also tried just pasting my text from XP into notepad, and then onto the site, but this still doesnt help.
People have said, just use notepad...but this just makes a complete waste of word, and the money i have spent for it!!!
any help and/or advice would be gratefully appreciated....