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Post by Graeme » Mon Apr 30, 2007 7:38 pm

While we are asking questions, I like to tab lines of poetry. (indent 5 + spaces for wffect. I can't seem to find a way to do it. Is there?
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Post by heinzs » Mon Apr 30, 2007 8:05 pm

I seem to remember that the way to indent is to use the html

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[alt]&bsp
We once had an indent mod, but every time we upgrade the PHP program all the mods go away and have to be manually reinstalled, with some of them not working with the new version... etc.


No... that doesn't work ( I just tried) and all I get is the BBCode for bold... lol.

There is a code for preformatted styles... I'm sure that when berlie reads this she'll remember it. Insert that code and copy paste your indented poem from your wordprocessor (like MS Word) and it will keep the formatted style.

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Post by heinzs » Mon Apr 30, 2007 8:13 pm

Ok. The code is

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<pre> formatted text </pre> 
So the text I want to indent is this:

Once upon a Summer's day
A butterfly had lost his way
He flew
And flew
'Til the sky turned gray...

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<pre>
Once upon a Summer's day
A butterfly had lost his way
     He flew 
     And flew
'Til the sky turned gray...
</pre>
problem is it comes out looking like this:

<pre>Once upon a Summer's day
A butterfly had lost his way
He flew
And flew
'Til the sky turned gray...
</pre>

I have no idea why it changes the font from Ariel to serifed and why the line spaces are so large.

If you type a poem into a "code" box and use space indents it looks like this:

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Once upon a Summer's day
A butterfly had lost his way
       He flew 
       And flew
'Til the sky turned gray...
but you are then stuck with the coding tag as part of the poem...
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Post by heinzs » Mon Apr 30, 2007 8:25 pm

That was using MS Word 2003. Trying again with WordPad:

<pre>
Once upon a Summer's day
A butterfly had lost his way
He flew
And flew
'Til the sky turned gray...
</pre>

Darn... that didn't work either...

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Post by Berlie » Mon Apr 30, 2007 9:37 pm

http://www.poetrypages.com/phpBB2/viewt ... 2486#seven
How do I indent text in a post?

- Unfortunately there is no easy way to indent text in your post. Currently the only way we have figured out how to do this is to use the character map alt+0160 trick. What this means is hold down the Alt key then enter in 0160 using the number key pad to the right of your keyboard (not the number keys at the top of your keyboard). This will place a blank space before the next text you type. You may need to enter 0160 a few times while holding down the Alt key to get some decent space.

:mrgreen: its what i always do.


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Post by heinzs » Mon Apr 30, 2007 11:29 pm

Yeah... what berlie said...


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Post by ninian » Tue May 01, 2007 4:54 am

Berlie's method works well but if you use Firefox, as I do, you have to post the poem in Internet Explorer to get the alt 0169 to work. It displays correctly in Firefox, it just won't post the indentation if you post it in Firefox (make sense?)

If you ever edit the poem you have to open it in IE as well or you lose the spacing.
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Post by nekot » Tue May 01, 2007 6:06 am

Thanks for centering mine Heinzs.

Perhaps it didn't work for me because of Moz (like the indention code). Next time I'll try IE for the centering code.
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Post by Graeme » Tue May 01, 2007 6:36 am

Thank you all for your advice. I have copied it and saved it. Will try when I get home tonight - substitute teacching ...
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Post by ninian » Tue May 01, 2007 2:56 pm

nekot wrote:Thanks for centering mine Heinzs.

Perhaps it didn't work for me because of Moz (like the indention code). Next time I'll try IE for the centering code.
centering works just fine in mozilla, i've used it myself on the ppages many times.
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Post by heinzs » Tue May 01, 2007 3:30 pm

I got it to stop centering by repeating the code three times... lol.

nothing "magic" there... just being a bulldog.
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Post by nekot » Wed May 02, 2007 9:28 pm

heinzs wrote:I got it to stop centering by repeating the code three times... lol.

nothing "magic" there... just being a bulldog.
I noticed that. Me wondered 'bout it. I guess it's like baseball. :mrgreen:

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Re: Indentation

Post by heinzs » Sun Oct 21, 2007 9:11 pm

There is now a BBCode tab for indentation above the posting window. Hope that works.

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[indent]Indented text[/indent]
[indent]           indented with 10 alt0160 in front[/indent]
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Re: Indentation

Post by heinzs » Tue Jul 04, 2017 1:23 am

:center: and :indent: are still part of this version of phpBB. That's a good thing.
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