Wednesday, April 13, 2005

Formatting help

I have a poem I want to post that has lines that are indented--i.e. one line will end and I want the next to begin just below the end of the previous line. I don't see any obvious way to do this through the Blogger interface, and I don't know enough about HTML to figure out how to do it manually. Any suggestions?

(Honestly, this problem has frustrated me ever since I started blogging; I've just never bothered to figure out a solution.)

6 comments:

Gary said...

Hi Tim,

The only way I know how to do this is to use the non-breaking space code, which is:

& n b s p ;

but run together. If you put in about five of those, with a space between each, that should give you about the length of a tab setting. Good luck!

Mark said...

Tim,

You can use the PRE tag also. Whatever is between the tags (e.g. (pre) (/pre) )will maintain the formatting from a word document, for reasons not entirely clear to me.

Lorna Dee Cervantes said...

us low-tech types can just run a dotted line of periods to indicate the indentation (ya gotta have the indentation)

eeksypeeksy said...

Two simple descriptions of the PRE tag:

http://www.htmlhelp.com/reference/wilbur/block/pre.html

http://www.abiglime.com/webmaster/reference/html/tags/pre.htm

Tim said...

Success! See above. Thanks for the pointers.

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