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Why does my format always get lost when I save?

  1. profile image73
    Nick Geraceposted 9 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 image67
      mortaineposted 9 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 image68
    mheiposted 9 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 image73
    Nick Geraceposted 9 years ago

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