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  1. 19 Sep '09 20:53 / 1 edit
    In the forums, the inability to have postings preserve spacing can be very awkward, for instance when trying to post a table or an example program.

    Would it be possible to have a mode which deleted trailing whitespace on each line, but didn't mess with leading or intermediate space? For instance with a [hardspace] command, which could work like:

    [hardspace]
    .....If............The
    .....Dots........Were
    .....Spaces.....These
    .....Rows........Would
    .....Still..........Line
    .....Up
    [/hardspace]
  2. 19 Sep '09 20:57 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by iamatiger
    In the forums, the inability to have postings preserve spacing can be very awkward, for instance when trying to post a table or an example program.

    Would it be possible to have a mode which deleted trailing whitespace on each line, but didn't mess with leading or intermediate space? For instance with a [hardspace] command, which could work like:

    [ha ...[text shortened]... .....Spaces.....These
    .....Rows........Would
    .....Still..........Line
    .....Up
    [/hardspace]
    [courier]It can be solved with an alternative typeface. Like courier. Then every character would take up equal space.
    There is a tag in the html codes (I think, or is it [typeface]?) that looks like this that gives the wanted result.[/courier]
  3. 19 Sep '09 21:56
    Originally posted by iamatiger
    In the forums, the inability to have postings preserve spacing can be very awkward, for instance when trying to post a table or an example program.

    Would it be possible to have a mode which deleted trailing whitespace on each line, but didn't mess with leading or intermediate space? For instance with a [hardspace] command, which could work like:

    [ha ...[text shortened]... .....Spaces.....These
    .....Rows........Would
    .....Still..........Line
    .....Up
    [/hardspace]
    The HTML tag we need here is the <pre>. In the same way that [ b] gives us the <b> tag we should have a [pre] to give us the <pre> tag.

    The best you can get at the moment is by using the [ quote ] tag - like this -
    [ quote]
    .....If............The
    .....Dots........Were
    .....Spaces.....These
    .....Rows........Would
    .....Still..........Line
    .....Up

    [/ quote][/b]

    All it does is provide some indenting (can be nested) - but it's no good for table formatting.
  4. 20 Sep '09 16:22 / 2 edits
    Originally posted by orangutan
    The HTML tag we need here is the <pre>. In the same way that [b][ b] gives us the <b> tag we should have a [pre] to give us the <pre> tag.

    The best you can get at the moment is by using the [ quote ] tag - like this -
    [ quote]
    [quote].....If............The
    .....Dots........Were
    .....Spaces.....These
    .....Rows........Would
    .....Still.... ...[text shortened]...
    All it does is provide some indenting (can be nested) - but it's no good for table formatting.[/b]
    Thanks Orangutan. [ quote ] sort of works, but inserts an irritating automatic empty line. I didn't know about the html tag <pre> before, but that is indeed what we need, I've recommended your post.
  5. 20 Sep '09 16:26
    Originally posted by FabianFnas
    [courier]It can be solved with an alternative typeface. Like courier. Then every character would take up equal space.
    There is a tag in the html codes (I think, or is it [typeface]?) that looks like this that gives the wanted result.[/courier]
    The problem is that multiple consecutive spaces are turned into 1 space automatically by the conversion into HTML, irrespective of what font they are in.
  6. 21 Sep '09 00:40 / 6 edits
    You mean like this?

            is this what you mean?
            I can do it. But I am clever.

          If       the     dots    were     spaces
          then   these  do      line      up


    I bet you would love to know how I do that?
  7. 21 Sep '09 00:57
    OK I'll tell you - it's a pain but it works.

    Hold down the ALT key and type on the number pad 255.
    release the ALT key and the space produced stays.

    You can get other symbols - ½ ¼ is 171 and 172.
    Some work - some don't. The space thingy works.
  8. 23 Sep '09 19:02
    Wow! Thanks!
  9. 25 Sep '09 02:13
    Originally posted by iamatiger

    .....If............The
    .....Dots........Were
    .....Spaces.....These
    .....Rows........Would
    .....Still..........Line
    .....Up
    William Shatner??