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  • Hi,

    I am facing this issue, that when I write something in the reply window, once I submit it, all formatting, even lines and spaces is getting removed and my entire post looks like one big paragraph.


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    Thursday, March 14, 2013 12:12 PM

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  • What are you using to compose your reply - which browser and OS? There was a relatively recent thread on this topic started by Hunchback.

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    Thursday, March 14, 2013 1:11 PM
  • Using Windows XP and Google Chrome.

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    Thursday, March 14, 2013 1:15 PM
  • I believe this issue has been brought up in the past. What you see in the editor is not what you get after you Submit. In particular, blank lines are removed, spaces between paragraphs are reduced, and I believe indenting (if any) is reduced.

    For example, in the editor, there is a blank line between this one and the paragraph above.

    And there are 3 blank lines between this line and the line above (I pressed Enter twice).

            Finally, there is one blank line before this one, and it is indented by 8 spaces (in the editor).

    We have raised the issue, but I don't believe it will be "fixed". However, as a workaround, you can use the HTML editor to get what you want. Not pretty, but it can be done.

            For example, this line is indented 8 spaces (done in HMTL).



            And this line has 3 blank lines above it and is indented 8 spaces.

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    Thursday, March 14, 2013 7:27 PM
  • Hi, Thank yo for your suggestions. But I cant see the HTML editor. and there are 3 empty lines above this line, but in my case they are all removed.

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    Friday, March 15, 2013 5:59 AM
  • When you edit a reply, the "Insert HTML" button is labeled "HMTL", as in this screen shot (third button from the right):

    This opens an HTML editor. I mentioned this option in case you are comfortable with HTML, but to be honest, this workaround is very ugly if you are not used to HTML. However, you could insert<br> tags in the reply. Each <br> in the HTML is a carriage return. For example, I will use the HTML editor to insert 3 such tags after this line.


    This sentence follows immediately after the one before (I did not press Enter), but I will insert 3 <br> tags after the previous period, which should result in a few blank lines. If you are not comfortable with HTML, then forget this option.


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    Friday, March 15, 2013 2:37 PM
  • We can resubmit this. I take it that this is a problem with no spacing between lines?

     

    The fastest workaround is to press the spacebar in a line (like I did above and below).

     

    So, what brands are this a problem with? All TechNet forums? What about MSDN and the Microsoft branding?

    Thanks!


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    Thursday, March 21, 2013 10:49 PM
  • Somehow it has resolved. Now when I submit a post it is with all the formatting. I was not able to HTML button also before but now I can see it. (Only thing if for any number of returns I hit I get only one line spacing now.

    I hit 5 "Enter" keys before this line.

    Thank you :)


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    • Edited by vijaykamat Friday, March 22, 2013 5:49 AM
    Friday, March 22, 2013 5:49 AM
  • Ed, the idea of entering a space on a blank line is a good one. Also, I found in this thread:

    http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/reportabug/thread/53296469-b162-475c-a2e4-7a4a387557e5

    a post by Stefan Blom stating you can use Shift+Enter (in Internet Explorer) to insert a <br> tag. I will try it here after this sentence.

    I entered Shift+Enter twice to get one blank line between the sentences. Now I will just use Enter, but enter a space before pressing Enter again.

     

    This sentence should have a blank line above it.


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    Friday, March 22, 2013 7:54 PM
  • The issue is back. Check my reply here: http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/wpf/thread/f46e6192-b55c-4e12-955c-150f2e9126c7 I cant even see the formatting options/html button now!!!

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    Wednesday, March 27, 2013 9:01 AM
  • Still an issue?

    Thanks!


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    Wednesday, April 10, 2013 2:40 AM
  • Hi, Yes it still persists. I found that this happens only in my office, where there are security restrictions, so I cant see HTML button etc, but it effects the formatting!!?

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    Wednesday, April 10, 2013 5:44 AM