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Offline WhowhatwhereTopic starter

Paragraph spacing
« on: November 16, 2016, 08:07:12 AM »
Harumph. My preferred method of writing makes my posts look screwy. I compose everything in Notepad, all the BBCode, then cut and paste. The paragraphs always come out double spaced, even though it is single spaced in the edit window! I try deleting the spaces and respacing before I hit submit, to no avail. If I leave no space between paragraphs, either in Notepad or in E, there's no space displayed. And I guess you all know the problem of modifying a post with an image embedded: the image disappears. And sometimes sentences and paragraphs appear tiny after an edit. I just have to wipe everything and re-paste.

Any ideas on what the heck is going on?

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Re: Paragraph spacing
« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2016, 10:48:30 AM »
I usually write my posts in notepad and wait until I put in the BBC code once I get it in the edit window.  Unless it is something using the acronym tag or things like that.  Mainly because I have crap for focus and usually can't remember the BBC codes for the pictures and things like that. 

I've not had the double spacing problem before to be honest.

Offline Mintprincess

Re: Paragraph spacing
« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2016, 03:05:04 PM »
I write in google docs and that happens to me when I copy paste directly into E.  I double space between paragraphs and it comes out triple spaced.  If I paste from my email it doesn't happen (at least not on my phone).  It is a recent thing that I have to go back and fix all the spacing after pasting.  I don't think the BBC has anything to do with it :/

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Re: Paragraph spacing
« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2016, 11:26:07 AM »
When you right click to paste there should be a "Paste as plain text" option (or shift+ctrl+v).  This might help get rid of extraneous spacings. 

Offline vin26m

Re: Paragraph spacing
« Reply #4 on: November 22, 2016, 06:14:57 AM »
I also use Notepad for writing posts.

I think the problem is one of your profile settings.  I tried changing my setting and I started seeing your issues with spacing.

Do this:

Click Profile.

Under Modify Profile, click Look and Layout.

Make sure the last checkbox, "Show WYSIWYG editor on post page by default." is NOT checked.