Weird formatting like symbols in your Tiny Pitch?

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Believe it or not, desktop software and web pages don't mix very well. As developers, we use all kinds of tricks to make text pasted from Word docs look normal (most of the time). However, with Tiny Pitch, we're all about simplicity - stripping the formality in favor of raw text with links (think Twitter). 

So, if you're seeing weird characters in your pitch it's likely that you've pasted from Microsoft Word. That's okay, because we get that it's a popular tool among older PR pros (just kidding with ya). ;)

Luckily, the solution is pretty simple too! You'll need to paste your Word text into a text editor that can strip all of that 'nasty' formatting. (We say 'nasty' because behind the scenes, the code is super messy and unruly!)

If you're on a PC...
Use Windows Notepad. Paste your text into a blank doc. Then, copy and paste this fresh, clean text into your email for Tiny Pitch.

If you're on a Mac...
Use TextEdit. Paste your text into a blank doc, highlight it and select "make plain text" from the Format dropdown. Then, copy and paste this fresh, clean text into your email for Tiny Pitch.

We know it's kind of a bummer, but once you've done it, you'll get the hang of it. It will help you in other parts of the web too - like using Wordpress, Tumblr and other blog editors!

Get more Tips and Tricks at http://tiny.pr!

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