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Is anybody else having trouble formatting poetry in capsules?

  1. Aya Katz profile image82
    Aya Katzposted 8 years ago

    I'm having trouble with line breaks in poetry being interpreted as paragraph breaks, when I input poetry into capsules by hand typing.

    I tried to use the "preformatted" feature, importing the poem from Word, but then my browser went into a loop and never came back. This happened several times when I attempted it. My browser is Mozilla Firefox.

    1. Lady_E profile image75
      Lady_Eposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I've just used double line spacing b/w paragraphs on all my poetry Hubs. (I've noticed, when I cut and paste if from word, it loses its format in HP)

      1. Aya Katz profile image82
        Aya Katzposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Yes, I've done that before in other hubs. However, it takes up so much space, and if the poem is just a small part of a prose hub, then it's a huge distraction.

        I'm considering importing the formatted poem as a jpg file and putting it in a photo capsule, but there's got to be a better way!

  2. larryfreeman profile image87
    larryfreemanposted 8 years ago

    Hi Aya,

    Thanks for reporting this.

    I'll take a look to see what's up.

    There are some known problems with the <pre> tag and I am hoping to get them fixed before the next site update.

    I'll post on this thread when I have an update.


  3. Aya Katz profile image82
    Aya Katzposted 8 years ago

    Thanks, Larry.

  4. Mike Craggs profile image77
    Mike Craggsposted 8 years ago

    You could just use the html setting in a text capsule to take out the unnecessary paragraph tags. I put a hub up on it the other day:
    Formating A Poetry Hub

  5. Paraglider profile image93
    Paragliderposted 8 years ago

    Aya - if you use the smallest heading format (H4) for the whole poem, it looks just fine, and it's also in a normal font, not the monospaced font you get with pre.
    For example:  http://hubpages.com/hub/Seven-Sonnets-f … ntines-Day

  6. Aya Katz profile image82
    Aya Katzposted 8 years ago

    Thanks, Mike and Paraglider. It seems there are many alternative ways to solve the problem.