Windows Live Writer - Indent Plug-in RRS feed

  • Question

  • Guys,
    Is there anyone here [out there] that knows of a plug-in that can INDENT paragraphs/text in a post in Windows Live Writer?

    For a long time, what I've been doing is adding:
    <div style="margin-left: 40px;">

    to my posts to indent, but obviously if there's a way to highlight the text and then 'press a button', this would be much better/faster.

    Anyone have any suggestions?

    L. Henry Jr.


    Tuesday, July 21, 2009 2:29 PM

All replies

  • Have you tried just writing your paragraph, then with cursor just before the first letter of that paragraph, press tab? Just a thought..............
    Tuesday, July 21, 2009 2:35 PM
  • That generates a BLOCKQUOTE [<blockquote>]; it's not what I want. I'm not quoting text; I'm indenting.
    Thanks for the reply.

    Tuesday, July 21, 2009 3:38 PM
  • Have you got the latest version? It doesn't generate block quotes for me! After I had answered you, I went into writer, wrote a paragraph of text and then put my cursor just before the first letter of the first word, pressed TAB on the keyboard and the whole paragraph was indented. there were NO block quotes generated!

    Tuesday, July 21, 2009 6:41 PM
  • The source code that's generated in Windows Live Writer is a BLOCKQUOTE; so yes, that's what it's doing.
    The version of Windows Live Writer I've is 14.0.8050.1202 en; which I think is the latest version [2009].

    Of course the theme your using may have something to do with how your post looks, but I'm talking about on a HTML code level.

    thanks for all your help.
    Tuesday, July 21, 2009 7:09 PM
  • Well okay then, but I always thought that the whole idea of Writer was so that you didn't need to do HTML!  I don't do HTML and I can indent whole paragraphs, so why should I use HTML!  TAB is how you indent in any Word Processor.

    Tuesday, July 21, 2009 7:25 PM
  • Windows Live Writer is not a word processor. It's a HTML editor to produce WYSIWYG type results.
    It facilitates the generation of code to be presented on the web; that's why the source code is even offered in Windows Live Writer.

    With no disrespect, Windows Live Writer is perfect for persons just like your self, a [non-HTML'r], but the program is obviously lacking in the area of indention.

    And apparently the Microsoft development team is using BLOCKQUOTE to facilitate the indent function, but it's not a accurate usage.
    There is BLOCKQUOTE and there is indention. BLOCKQUOTE would be to call out 'quote' text, while indention is only push text over and call attention to it.

    Again, thanks for being so helpful.


    Tuesday, July 21, 2009 7:52 PM
  • We use blockquote when you hit tab because we figured most people in the context of a blog be using tab to copy/paste a quote from somewhere else.  Though, as mentioned, this is different then indent. 

    You can probably use the http://www.joecheng.com/code/DynamicTemplate/ to accomplish what you are trying to do.
    -Brandon Turner [MSFT]
    Tuesday, July 21, 2009 9:17 PM
  • Brandon,
    Outstanding suggestion; this is actually better than what I was asking for. I can so much more than this in Windows Live Writer, but as you can understand the indention was the leak in the dike right now.

    thanks so much.

    Tuesday, July 21, 2009 9:34 PM