This is related to RMcphees' post here http://moodle.org/mod/forum/discuss.php?d=161287&parent=706027#p706073
I couldn't reply because of that annoying bug that "truncates wide content" in other words -a big screenshot cuts off the end of the post and kicks out the reply button. I did try to be clever by reducing my screen using the minus - key - I got the reply button back , hit reply but for some reason it wouldn't post. In fact it wouldn't post three times so I am putting it here in case RMcPhee or anyone else wishes to add something. Mauno's full sentence was that MS Word does corrupt IE pages like the Moodle in question but not FF so the solution would be to get rid of the MS stuff.