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Normally, I edit documents for this site in FrontPage or Dreamweaver. Today, I wanted to post a document that I had originally written in Word.
Unfortunately, Word, which "uses HTML as its native format," made a mess of it. The "HTML" that it generated was full of unnecessary formatting crap that only Word cares about. That took 15 minutes of manual editing to strip out. Later I discovered that Word uses smart quotes, and it leaves them in the doc, even though they are not a part of HTML and they don't show up right on non-Windows platforms. That took another 15 minutes to hunt down and remove.
Grumble grumble grumble. Good thing there's Demoroniser!
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