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Your puzzling behaviour...

Submitted by Poetry Aloud on Mon, 14/09/2009 - 21:57

I would like to understand some puzzling behaviour I have come across three times now.

A couple of days ago someone called me and asked for some advice to do with computing. My answer involved giving them the web address for OpenOffice, which I highly recommend instead of paying money for a commercial offering. OpenOffice is free and does everything you need it to do in much the same way as a common one.

Entering poetry on this site and in a word processor

Submitted by Poetry Aloud on Mon, 14/09/2009 - 21:46

There is a small difference between typing poetry into a website as opposed to typing prose.

The difference is line endings. With prose, a line ending indicates the end of a paragraph. On this site, as others, this causes a gap to be inserted between the paragraphs.

When entering poetry, this is not always what we want.
We would like the lines of a stanza to be next to each other.
As these four lines are.
So how do you make this happen?