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 Post subject: Re: Problems
PostPosted: 04 Jul 2011, 20:46 
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I have to have MiniMCE turned off, and now put the codes for italics and bold in <> rather than []. Did a find-and-replace in Word to do a lot of that that. Replaced [ list] and [ /list] with <blockquote> and </blockquote> which just meant than any centered stuff just needs <center> and </center> (note spelling!) round it - like a row of asterisks for ellipses.
Took me a long time to work this out, but it certainly works for me copying from Word that way. Couldn't get it to do anything sensible with mini MCE turned on. When I use the preview button before pressing the 'add story' button, it all usually looks OK, except occasionally when it loses a chunk, but I've found that has largely been when I've copied in a <center> so I'm tending to do that once I've pasted the actual text now.

For some of my stuff, that I put in earlier, there were loads of <br /> when I went back later to edit, which I had to manually delete :( But I think that was what had gone in when I still had mini MCE on - and it needed to be taken out in my board preferences; it didn't work just by unticking the box under the text box.

Don't know if this will help make the task less onerous, Mary, but here's hoping :)

- and Sarah, I had exactly that problem until I turned mini MCE of at preferences. Couldn't get anything posted before doing that...

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 Post subject: Re: Problems
PostPosted: 04 Jul 2011, 21:15 
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It worked! Thank you, abbeybufo. I was still having issues in Internet Explorer for some reason but it worked once I unticked the MiniMCE thing in Firefox.

ETA: This may be just my computer, but everything is now working normally for me in Firefox, including automatic formatting. Just thought I'd share in case anyone else has issues when using Internet Explorer!

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 Post subject: Re: Problems
PostPosted: 04 Jul 2011, 21:32 
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Ruth, thank you for offering me the fruits of all your labour. I have printed it out so I can have it beside me next time and will try your way. :D

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 Post subject: Re: Problems
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Glad to be of service :bows: :D

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 Post subject: Re: Problems
PostPosted: 05 Jul 2011, 14:25 
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I think I'm giving up, Ruth! I decided to go your route, so put in all the symbols for italics, blockquotes, center, etc, then clicked off the mce thing and pasted. It looked fine in the little box. BUT when I submitted it, all the symbols had come back and were showing in the text!!!!!!!! What did I do wrong?

It took me an hour to work out how to put them all in, correct in the box, etc - and it was all in vain. :banghead:

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 Post subject: Re: Problems
PostPosted: 05 Jul 2011, 14:39 
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Mary, for the italics it needs to be a lower case i between the <> not a capital one.

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 Post subject: Re: Problems
PostPosted: 05 Jul 2011, 14:42 
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Mary, try previewing it twice. I tend to find that hitting 'preview' once means I can still see the < i > and < / i > etc, but when I hit it again, they disappear :dontknow:


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 Post subject: Re: Problems
PostPosted: 05 Jul 2011, 15:02 
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Mary, try previewing it twice. I tend to find that hitting 'preview' once means I can still see the < i > and < / i > etc, but when I hit it again, they disappear :dontknow:

But in the preview the symbols weren't there the first time I pasted it, jayj. The second time I didn't preview it, just submitted, because whenever I do preview I get double spacing.

I have to confess to using capital letters, MHE, as that is what Liss did on the page before this, when she responded to Abbeybufo. :bawling:

I'm not sure I have the persistence for this. It all takes too long. The thoUGht of going through all of the next chapter again to put in the symbols is defeating me.

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 Post subject: Re: Problems
PostPosted: 05 Jul 2011, 15:07 
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Mary, have you turned off tinyMCE in your preferences or just tried unclicking the tick-box under the text space? I only ask because it wouldn't do anything sensible for me either until I went to 'Edit Preferences' [in the list you get when you've clicked 'Account Info' in the top menu] and unchecked the tick-box next to 'Use tinyMCE WYSWYG editor'.


After that everything worked like magic :D

ETA and it certainly works with small letters between the <>; haven't tried with large...

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 Post subject: Re: Problems
PostPosted: 05 Jul 2011, 15:16 
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MaryR wrote:
I have to confess to using capital letters, MHE, as that is what Liss did on the page before this, when she responded to Abbeybufo. :bawling:


It has to be a lower case i, it will not accept a capital one.

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 Post subject: Re: Problems
PostPosted: 05 Jul 2011, 18:19 
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MHE wrote:
MaryR wrote:
I have to confess to using capital letters, MHE, as that is what Liss did on the page before this, when she responded to Abbeybufo. :bawling:


It has to be a lower case i, it will not accept a capital one.

Shouldn't (and indeed doesn't; just tested) make any difference - HTML doesn't care about case in tags.

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 Post subject: Re: Problems
PostPosted: 06 Jul 2011, 19:20 
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ChubbyMonkey wrote:
Not exactly a problem, unless I've done something wrong, but is there any way of people knowing when a chapter's been edited?

No. If you're writing as you go along, please post each update as a new, separate part.

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 Post subject: Re: Problems
PostPosted: 06 Jul 2011, 20:40 
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*shrugs* Up to you.

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 Post subject: Re: Moving to the SDL - FAQ
PostPosted: 08 Jul 2011, 23:28 
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Hello, I know I am probably being very thick but I have posted reviews on two different drabblesin SDL and they have disappeared without trace. My reviews I mean, not, thankfully, the drabbles!

I get the 'Thank you for your review' message so what am I doing wrong?


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I'm having problems with reviews too. Mine just disappear - I type one, click submit and get a message that I need to submit a review or a rating.


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 Post subject: Re: Problems
PostPosted: 08 Jul 2011, 23:42 
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Are you logged in?

Have you tried unticking the tinyMCE box?

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 Post subject: Re: Problems
PostPosted: 09 Jul 2011, 13:00 
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Logged in and tiny MCE unticked and still no joy!


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 Post subject: Re: Problems
PostPosted: 09 Jul 2011, 13:14 
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Fixed it, minor clitch on my laptop!


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 Post subject: Re: Problems
PostPosted: 09 Jul 2011, 17:31 
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I tried to register in SDL but it said my email address was in the wrong format. The address goes xxx@yyy.zzz.com.

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 Post subject: Re: Problems
PostPosted: 09 Jul 2011, 19:06 
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ChubbyMonkey wrote:
Ah - I was hoping to slightly circumnavigate that to avoid the problem that either I have to write large chunks at a time, in which case I'll never get anything done, or have loads of 'chapters' with the same name, because the thing has internal chapters which are full length.

Is it all right if I stick to my editing, for this drabble at least? Pretty please? (Nobody's reading anyway, so I'll take the gamble it'll never be found again! :lol:)


Yes people are reading it! ( I am anyway, and I expect plenty of others are) Do please carry on. If you post in smaller than chapter chunks, you could label them chapter x part 1, chapter x part 2 etc.


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