help, problems with editing posts

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by TruckLover, May 20, 2007.

  1. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    I was posting a new comment in the thread how bout a scale vehicle thread and when I posted it, it came as one bunch of txt and were I pressed enter to skip down to the next line, it deleted that and bunched it rite up against the line before. This is what it looked like before I submited the post:

    Chessie, nice Overnite truck!!

    Combat, i like those GI trucking and Consolidated Freightways pups!! I love the Athearn trucks, they have some nice details.

    then I saw it on the page and it looking like this:

    Chessie, nice Overnite truck!!Combat, i like those GI trucking and Consolidated Freightways pups!! I love the Athearn trucks, they have some nice details

    there should have been a line space between Combat and the word truck!! So I clicked on the edit button thinking I could just change it but then it came up with this in the edit box:

    (p)Chessie, nice Overnite truck!!Combat, i like those GI trucking and Consolidated Freightways pups!! I love the Athearn trucks, they have some nice details(/p)

    now I know the(p) means paragraph. How come it won't let me make the space in between the lines truck!! and Combat like in the first thing I showed above?? Do I need to type in a (br) (break) at the end of the word truck? I am good with HTML code but I know most of the other users here are not familiar with code so I hope that is not what we have to do now to get spaces. I also cannot click on any of the tools in the toolbox (like bold, italic....) or the smiles. I hope this is just something that Peter is working on.


    EDIT I just had to edit this post to make it look like how it looked when I was typing it. the brackets around the P and br are in place of the < and > as it would not let me put those because they are part of the HTML code
  2. doctorwayne

    doctorwayne Active Member

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    Hmm! I'm not sure what the problem was, but when I went to your post, in the "Edit" mode, I simply inserted the cursor after the double exclamation points, then double clicked on "Enter", which gave the two-line spacing between the sentences.

    Wayne

    Btw, I'm not familiar with HTML, so I would guess that I'm not using it. :confused: HoT MeaLs?? :D:D
  3. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    i don't know what is going on, im gonna try and log out and log back in, everything is in code when I go to the editing stage
  4. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

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    There's an icon in the upper right corner of the composition (and edit) window. Click on it to change editor modes. I think that's causing your problems. One mode shows HTML, the other shows wysiwyg....:mrgreen:
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    ezdays Out AZ way

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    HTML = Hyper Text Markup Language, the basis for all coding on the Internet. When you see stuff in brackets "[]", that's some HTML code instructions...
  6. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    hhmmmm, i see the button you are talking about but I cant click it. I can't click on any of that stuff in the toolbox (bold, center align, font size, color...) or any of the smilies and when I click on the more button for the smiles it links me back to the page to post a comment.
  7. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    Josh,

    I'm not sure what's up there but I'll call it to Peter's attention now that don is off line.
    Ralph
  8. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    okay, thanks Ralph =)
  9. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    As a temporary fix would you like to try copying and pasting the text you wrote in the first post in this thread and paste it in the scale vehicles thread? I see yours is the last post in that thread in photography.
  10. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    I think I fixed it in that thread, i just did some HTML code like I have been doing in this thread, its a pain in the butt lol I have to do all these tags (p) and (br) (member the brackets are in place of the < and >) in place of what I would normally just press enter lol
  11. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    OK, I see. Hopefully we can figure that out for you soon!
    Ralph
  12. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    ya me to, thanks for the help
  13. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

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    I'm at a loss. I checked your setting and you have wysiwyg selected. You should be able to select all of those buttons including the "editor mode" one. I reset your profile, take another look and see if that doesn't make a change. If not, go to your browser and reset your cookies and possibly your cache as well, and try again.
  14. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    HEY, it worked!!!!

    I logged out of the gauge, closed the window, cleared the cookies and temp. internet files on my computer, logged back onto the gauge and clicked on edit on one of my posts and I was able to click the buttons!!

    Thanks Don, your a life saver, well at least a typeing saver :mrgreen: :mrgreen: Thanks for the help guys
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    ezdays Out AZ way

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    You're welcome. There had to be something unique with your setup, either your profile, your cookies or your cache. Either that or you got one of the computer gods upset.
  16. doctorwayne

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    Josh, see Post #2, above: I used the "Edit" mode to fix your post. :mrgreen:

    Wayne