Many bloggers don’t comprehend that Microsoft Word is a word processing program that’s not compliant with web standards. They also don’t realize that a word processors and web editors do not operate the same way. The result of copy and pasting from Microsoft Word into the Tiny MCE editor in WordPress blogs can be unexpected, unless you know how to use the built-in features in the Visual editor for using Word cleanly.
By using the correct W “paste from Word” icon in Row 2 of the Visual editor and pasting the text from Microsoft Word into the pop-up box, the bulk of non compliant code is automatically stripped out, so what’s inserted into your post or page is clean HTML. The same goes for using the T “paste as Plain Text” icon and pop-up to strip extraneous and non-compliant code you have copied from elsewhere before inserting into your post or page.
Since Word is meant for print media, it does not speak “web” and the codes used in Word can actually break your blog, and send the sidebar below posts, or result in all your text becoming bold or italicized or worse.
If your sidebar has fallen and is displaying below your posts due to copying and pasting or as a result of importing text containing invalid HTML you can rectify that. Typically this is caused by an open HTML tag in one of your posts or in a text widget.
|Go to Settings > Writing and select “ ___ WordPress should correct invalidly nested XHTML automatically” and then scroll down and click “Save Changes.”Starting with your latest post, open it in the editor, make one minor change such as adding a space and then deleting it, and then click “Update Post.” Check your blog and see if it is back to normal.If it’s not, then look for an open HTML tag and close it.
Check your blog again and see if it is back to normal. If it’s still “messed up” then open the next post and do the same thing post by post until it goes back to normal.
If that doesn’t solve the problem you can trying chnaging all your recent posts on the front page of your blog to Drafts, go to Posts > All Posts, tick the little square to the left of “Title” to select all the posts on the screen, select Edit from the Bulk Actions pulldown, click Apply, select Draft from the Status pulldown, click Update; then select Published and click Update again.
Note: All WordPress bloggers ought to have that setting enabled on their blog.
Word is great for print media, and sometimes for other sorts of communication (email), but as it does not speak “web”, a better choice is to use an off-line editor such as Windows Live Writer. Using Windows Live Writer allows you to write your posts offline and publish them to your blog without any hassle.