Helium writers: How to write so my article doesn't get lost.

@writersedge (22579)
United States
July 15, 2008 6:44pm CST
I started an article, I followed all the rules. I hit publish and it disappeared. I tried to use by back button (that worked one time to get it back, but not this time). So what do you do when you write for Helium to keep this from happening?
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@Sillychick (3279)
• United States
12 Aug 08
I always write articles first in Word, save them, then copy and paste when I am ready to publish. I have done this since the beginning so I can edit and make changes, plus it helps when I don't have time to finish in one sitting. I have also heard that using the Helium spell check can cause formatting problems, so I prefer to spell check in Word, then copy and paste to publish. I do this with AC articles, too.
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@writersedge (22579)
• United States
12 Aug 08
I'll have to try these suggestions, thanks and take care.
@mrtimharry (1180)
24 Jul 08
Have to agree with Pearlgrace - I too just write in Word and save a copy to my computer. Then I copy and paste into Helium. This makes it easier as well if I decide to leapfrog my article at a later date, much easier than editing in Helium itself
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@writersedge (22579)
• United States
28 Jul 08
I'll try and see if I can get it to work for me, thanks and take care.
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@PearlGrace (3172)
• United States
16 Jul 08
Hi writersedge. That is such a bummer that you lost an article on Helium. Here's what I do: I always write the article in my word processing program. I use Word or Microsoft Works' writing program. I then save the document yet keep it open. Then I go to the page on Helium where you enter what is going to be said. Next, I copy the article and paste it into Helium's writing page. This way, if the Helium page screws up, you still have your original article saved in Word (or whatever word processing program you are using.) Good luck and take care, writersdge.
@writersedge (22579)
• United States
16 Jul 08
That sounds terrific, but I don't have any luck with cut and paste from my program to the internet and I don't know why. Thanks and take care.
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@AnythngArt (3305)
• United States
29 Jul 08
I sympathize with you. Unfortunately, I have had this happen to me too over on Helium. The best thing to do once you have finished writing, but before you have submitted the article is just to copy it. You don't even need to do anything else. Then, if it suddenly disappears, you can just paste it back in the same area again. That is to say, you don't even need a word processing program, just use the copy up at the top of the computer page. You only use the paste if your orignal disappears. Good luck with Helium!
@writersedge (22579)
• United States
29 Jul 08
Thanks, that's an interesting option. I'll have to give it a shot, thanks! Take care.