Why does my format always get lost when I save?

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  1. profile image70
    Nick Geraceposted 10 years ago

    I'm trying to publish a poem.  The way I formatted it is...

    Line 1
    Line 2
    Line 3
    Line 4

    Line 5
    Line 6
    Line 7
    Line 8

    ....and so on

    But when I save it, it comes out looking like...

    Line1 Line 2 Line 3 Line 4

    Line 5 Line 6 Line 7 Line 8

    ...and so on

    If I try to edit it, I go to where "Line 1" is supposed to end, and I hit "return",  But that only makes "Line 2" go two full lines under "Line 1".

    What's up with that?  I saved it in both Word and  Note pad and got the same result.

    1. mortaine profile image63
      mortaineposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      I came to this question because I have the same question, but I think for a different reason. I do know HTML inside and out, so it's not a problem of knowledge in my case.

      None of the formatting buttons in the text editor work for me. They'll bold or italicize temporarily, but then when I save or publish the hub, the formatting disappears. Similarly, I included one link and it disappeared when I published.

      Plus, when I try to edit the HTML, and put in something like a line break (br) tag, which is supposedly in the very small set of HTML permitted-- it doesn't save. Instead, the br tags are stripped out entirely.

      Basically, I have paragraphs, capital letters, and asterisks to do my formatting. This is more than a little frustrating, particularly since it looks like Hubpages should have the tools to make formatting work.

      Anyone? Help?

  2. mhei profile image58
    mheiposted 10 years ago

    Hi Nick!
    How about adding an html code <br> or just don't copy-paste, hit on enter every after line..I hope that helps

  3. profile image70
    Nick Geraceposted 10 years ago

    Because I'm ignorant and don't know what you mean LOL!


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