Writing my first thread. Need some info.

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posted on Feb, 2 2011 @ 04:36 PM
I am getting ready to post my first thread on ATS. What I need to know is can I use Microsoft word to write my post and cut and past it to this opening post box. Will my format be lost? I want to use my word program because of the grammer and spell checking option.

If I post my thread and noticed it is all messed up who do I contact to delete the thread?

Will the preview show all formating from Microsoft word (if I can use it)?

Thanks for your time.

posted on Feb, 2 2011 @ 04:46 PM
No you are good to go, MS Word, cut and past.

You may have to redo some paragraph spacing but other than that you are OK.

You'll see it in the preview and you have 2 hours to edit, then the window of opportunity is set in ATS Stone.

Good-luck to you

posted on Feb, 2 2011 @ 05:04 PM
You will lose formatting like italics, bold, headings, tables from MS Word to ATS. Regular text should be fine.

To check the formatting before, use the Preview button (next to the Post button), That brings up your post formatted.

posted on Feb, 3 2011 @ 12:07 AM
Thanks for the quick replies and thanks Sauron for moving it to the correct forum. I never saw the freshman fourm in the Fourm section.
edit on 2/3/2011 by dowser because: Found the answer to my last question. Deleted it

posted on Feb, 3 2011 @ 12:11 AM
edit on 3-2-2011 by LadySkadi because: response deleted after OP's edit

posted on Feb, 4 2011 @ 07:20 AM
reply to post by dowser

You may also find this link will come in handy as well.
[color=FF00FF]A Guide to BBCode on ATS

posted on Mar, 5 2011 @ 10:15 PM
reply to post by Whateva69

Thanks Whateva69. This looks interesting and fun too. Sorry it took so long to reply. I did not notice that your reply was their, for some reason I missed it. Take care.

posted on Mar, 5 2011 @ 10:19 PM
reply to post by Realtruth

you have 2 hours to edit

I thought it was 4 hours..
Might explain why I missed a few edits...

posted on Mar, 7 2011 @ 12:20 PM

Hi There

I just wanted to say thank you very much for the Guide to BBCode.
I will definitely use it in my threads.
I loved to read the threads on ATS but now that i joined,
I realized that even your "Noob help" is excellent!!
edit on 7/3/11 by maarts69za because: Made Guide to BBCode a link

posted on Mar, 9 2011 @ 12:02 AM
Ooo, can't wait to see your first post. Still don't know what my first thread will be about. I still have to get my avatar together.

posted on Mar, 10 2011 @ 07:06 AM
there has been answer,weclome,i am a freshman too.

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