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 Post subject: Re: Moving to the SDL - FAQ
PostPosted: 19 Jun 2011, 19:53 
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Internet Explorer, JB! But SDL has now disappeared. It seems to happen when I go through the board to a story etc, If I go to SDL library through IP, having minimised the other, both stay open. But I can't minimise the board if I go through it to SDL. *sighs* I give up! :D

Shall go and bury head in sand and pretend I am a whizz with technology. :bawling:

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 Post subject: Re: Moving to the SDL - FAQ
PostPosted: 19 Jun 2011, 20:00 
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Could you right click on the link to the SDL and then click Open in New Tab or Open in New Window? That should keep both open.

You don't need to minimise either - if you hold down Alt and Tab at the same time it takes you through all the Windows you have open.


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 Post subject: Re: Moving to the SDL - FAQ
PostPosted: 19 Jun 2011, 20:37 
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JB wrote:
Could you right click on the link to the SDL and then click Open in New Tab or Open in New Window? That should keep both open.

You don't need to minimise either - if you hold down Alt and Tab at the same time it takes you through all the Windows you have open.

To be quite honest, JB, I haven't a clue about tabs. *hangs head in shame* I will take note of your advice, keep it by me, and try it.

Thank you. :heart:

Agh, another problem! :shock: Have just posted a second story there - and there are huge gaps between each speaker, where I only have one line gap in the original. How can I close up the gaps? Or do I need to remove all gaps in the original?

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 Post subject: Re: Problems
PostPosted: 19 Jun 2011, 21:37 
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Sorry for spreeing, but I'm posting this separately so that hopefully it will be seen and people can come up with a solution. I'm in bits here as I posted one drabble in SDL and it was fine - but that drabble had no gaps, as it was written for FOCS so the gaps bwtween paragraphs that the SDL put in were fine. However, when I came to post a second one, I was left with huge gaps, as all my docs already have a gap between paragraphs, to make for easier reading on the board. But not, apparently, on SDL. That's fine if you only have a few drabbles to add, but there is no way I can go through the whole of ND and close up the gaps, as it is over three quarters of a million words. I have asked several people, who have been very kind but have suggested things which don't work. Has anyone out there a solution for me? :?

If not, I think I may have to bow out. :cry:

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 Post subject: Re: Problems
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Mary, I've just emailed with a suggestion.


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 Post subject: Re: Problems
PostPosted: 27 Jun 2011, 01:27 
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This is probably extremely easy, but after editing, how do you save the edit? I am guessing the "Add a Story" button may be involved, but don't want to inadvertently add multiple copies.

I've also had one disappear with a frightening note stating that the mods would have to determine whether it was acceptable. Does this mean I should just assume I did something wrong and try again, or that it's somewhere in a queue such that trying again might prove annoying?

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 Post subject: Re: Problems
PostPosted: 27 Jun 2011, 02:41 
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Kathy_S wrote:
This is probably extremely easy, but after editing, how do you save the edit? I am guessing the "Add a Story" button may be involved, but don't want to inadvertently add multiple copies.


If you're making edits to a story that's already been "published" :D then "Add a Story" will just update it with all your edits.

I can't answer the second question, but might it have something to do with it being a "mature" story, or dependent on which house you've chosen for it?

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 Post subject: Re: Problems
PostPosted: 27 Jun 2011, 02:57 
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Thank you, Nightwing.

No, not remotely mature, unless still more innocent vocabulary has been hijacked by the smut devils. More likely I did something wrong with the menus.

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 Post subject: Re: Problems
PostPosted: 27 Jun 2011, 07:40 
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You might have accidentally involved the validation field. Nothing should need to be checked by a moderator first.

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 Post subject: Re: Problems
PostPosted: 28 Jun 2011, 02:31 
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I keep trying to save stories and authors to favorites but when I check under manage favorites they haven't saved. I've clicked on "add story/author to favorite" which is what I'm supposed to be doing, right, many times but with no success. Why isn't this working?

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Ah, I made that mistake too! Just clicking to favourite isn't the end; on the following page (when you think you've already done it) scroll down and click again to confirm.


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 Post subject: Re: Problems
PostPosted: 28 Jun 2011, 15:38 
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Thanks Liss. Now that I hit the 'submit' button it's working.

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 Post subject: Re: Moving to the SDL - FAQ
PostPosted: 29 Jun 2011, 22:50 
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Hmmm, for some reason every time I try to post my first story - it keeps eating the text. :( It says the story text box is empty when I have copied/pasted from Word. Checking or unchecking tiny MCE makes no difference.

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 Post subject: Re: Moving to the SDL - FAQ
PostPosted: 29 Jun 2011, 22:58 
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What exactly happens when?

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 Post subject: Re: Moving to the SDL - FAQ
PostPosted: 29 Jun 2011, 23:08 
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I've filled in all the fields and posted a chunk as chapter 1 (copying/pasting from word with tiny MCE ticked) then click Add story and get
You must include the text of your story either as an upload or as input into the textarea.
Some of the required information is missing. Please check your input. Required fields are title, summary, categories, rating, and story text.
Your story failed to meet the required minimum or maximum word count for story submission on this site. Each chapter must be no less than 100 words long.


Now the first chapter is over 500 words easily and all the fields are filled in so no idea what it doesn't like or what I'm doing wrong? Any ideas Liss?

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 Post subject: Re: Moving to the SDL - FAQ
PostPosted: 29 Jun 2011, 23:18 
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OK, forgive the stupid question (!) but are you definitely pasting into the box that says "story text" (or summat) and not into the box that says "chapter notes" (or summat)?

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 Post subject: Re: Moving to the SDL - FAQ
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yup, I checked that one out before I yelled help!

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 Post subject: Re: Moving to the SDL - FAQ
PostPosted: 29 Jun 2011, 23:32 
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Hmmmm. Not quite sure what it could be if all the starred fields are filled in. Do you want to try with unticking the TinyMCE option - it might be messing with it (it'll lose your formatting, but just as an experiment).

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 Post subject: Re: Problems
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it's still coming up the same error msg Liss! And it's only a 2 chapter drabble to start with as well rather than an epic length one!

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OK. Next experiment (!). Can you try actually typing in a bit (at least 100 words) rather than copying and pasting. It might be something to do with backend formatting in the original programme.

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