1. With regard to formatting my topics. How do I get line breaks to show up as line breaks after I save? They look fine as I type but once I save, the posting is one long run-on. I tried the line formats i.e. - . Do I use the H1 header things per line? I am using a Mac G5.

    Your title here...

    Thanks, Trav

    With regard to formatting my topics. How do I get line breaks to show up as line breaks after I save? They look fine as I type but once I save, the posting is one long run-on. I tried the line formats i.e. - . Do I use the H1 header things per line? I am using a Mac G5.

    Your title here...

    Thanks, Trav

    You can use preview to see how your post will look. The markup will be changing and editing posts will become quite a bit more intuitive.

    Except for the header messup, I tried using the preview. What looked like double spaced lines in the preview ended up as runon lines. Then I believe that I accidently discovered that if I entered two returns I got a a real space in the saved message. Sometimes, us 60 year old ADD kinda guys don't pick up real quick ;^)

    Like I said, I'll be updating the editor component at some point and it'll be much nicer to edit.

    I found that by using the < pre > tage before all my comment lines and the < /pre > tag after...
    I get line breaks.
    --Frankaladin
    

    The editor is a HTML based editor and if your browser has Javascript it shoudl load and work properly (I've tested it on all the major browsers that I can).  You should not need to use <pre> in order to get line breaks.  Also, please note that this is an old topic when we had a different editing system entirely.

    If you want aa line break, hold shift and press enter. If you want to start a new paaragraph, just hit enter. Example:

    this text was split up by

    holding shift and then hitting enter.

    but, thie text was split up

    by just hitting enter, and not holding shift.

     

    And for the <pre></pre> thing, it does almost the same thing <tt></tt> does, except <tt></tt> is only intended to make every character within the tags an equal size. It is best used when you want lines of words to line up good up and down. Look how this is now, without <tt>,

    and look how this lines up with the line below.

    See? every charactor is the same width. Good for things that need specially lined up. The reason why <pre> gives you linebreaks instead of new paragraphs is because the <pre> tag is for pre-formatted text (where as HTML is made to format text, so using <pre> tells it not to).

    With my last post, it isn't misformatted due to this text-editor, so it can pretty much be ignored.