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    Lightbulb Wall-of-text disease

    Sadly most forum software has a hard time with paragraph style writing which sometimes can cause wall-of-text symptoms in the users.

    If you suffer from wall-of-text disease you can treat this ailment with a hefty dose of a single period then move on with a stroke or two of the enter key.

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    Good point the key is hitting enter 2x. Otherwise you you will end up with the next sentence only one line below and depending on were on the line you hit enter, it may have been only a character or two from word wrapping anyway so take this sentence and the one after it, there is no sign that I ever broke paragraph.
    This is what happens with only one enter used (I hit enter 1 time after the word paragraph)

    This issue is further complicated by the lack of the "TAB" function in most browser text windows. Tab is used by browsers to jump the cursor from one fillable field to the next, so it is useless for inserting the proper page indentation. As you can see by the way this paragraph is separated from the last however the use of the enter key 2x provides a nice easy the read single empty line between paragraphs.
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    I've edited a few 'walls' before to get them into paragraph style, but didn't want to offend anybody, so I quit...

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    This is a good tip and thread,

    hunt ak, that is a cool thing to do in my opinion, those walls are pretty tough to read. wouldn't be offended if you fixed something I wrote that way,

    Somewhere, early on, I read the "Enter twice" trick for paragraphs and really think it helps the reader.

    Thought I had it figured out by copy/pasting from a Word document after editing a story.

    I then realized it had turned into a Wall in the actual post, man that was a frantic twenty minutes trying to go through and EnterEnter throughout, to make it readable
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    Quote Originally Posted by kodiakrain View Post
    This is a good tip and thread,

    hunt AK, that is a cool thing to do in my opinion, those walls are pretty tough to read. wouldn't be offended if you fixed something I wrote that way,

    Somewhere, early on, I read the "Enter twice" trick for paragraphs and really think it helps the reader.

    Thought I had it figured out by copy/pasting from a Word document after editing a story.

    I then realized it had turned into a Wall in the actual post, man that was a frantic twenty minutes trying to go through and EnterEnter throughout, to make it readable
    when i copy paste from a word doc. i click on the xA A in the left corner of the reply box, it is the REMOVE TEXT FORMATTING that is what keeps it like you typed it and drops all the >?/< []{} symbols back off the text..

    copy from word, paste to reply, highlight it all blue and click the double A with red X button.
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