Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Another way to get indent for your post

     I have written a previous post How to get indent for your paragraphs" (click "BACK" button to get back to this page. It has worked for most, but a reader commented it didn't work for her and asked for an alternative. As I can't answer in the comment, I have to do a new post.

    Try using the non-breaking space tag in the first few of the paragraphs. I will take a screenshot of the post editor to show how I got the indent in the above paragraph with a screenshot (click to enlarge).

first paragraph showing non-breaking space tag to get indent

13 comments:

  1. thank you this is the only thing that worked for me. much appricated!!

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  2. this is only what worked for me as well! To make the indent larger just put several Nbsp in a row. many thanks!

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  3. Hi J

    Peter Chen is currently on medical leave and unable to respond to your comment. He would like to thank you for the very useful tip.

    Vincent Chen
    mini for sale.

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  4. Thank you for your help. But this is quite hard to do in a long text. Is there another way to make the indent automatically with each paragraph? Some change to make in the template or so?

    Thank you!!

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  5. Try block quote from the toolbar in your post editor

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  6. Blockquote indents the whole paragraph. I think this question is about the traditional first line indent, like when you read a book.

    I found that preview or compose somehow wipes out &nbsp, so I always hit publish to keep the code.

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  7. This worked great for my posts. Thank you! I would like people to be able to indent when posting a comment as well (I am using a blog with my English students). How do I do that?

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  8. thanks!
    exactly what I needed =]

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  9. Thank you so much! This was exactly what I needed. So much easier to do--way less html code to work through.

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  10.    I use the non-breaking space a lot (I call it: "and need blank space" :–), even in Word. The character code 00A0 does it (see a character’s code with AltC before). I placed it under AltGrspacebar (macro). So you can type it right into the text – or at a paragraph’s beginning – and not bother with HTML. But: My Blogger eats up both the nbsp code an the 00A0. When I change to normal text entry it’s gone. Can that be avoided? Fritz@Joern.com

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  11. My Blog editor eats up all "need blank space"s and converts them to simple blanks. In my despair I now use xxblank and paint those characters white. (Don’t spare the blank, lest word search gets in trouble.) Example http://blogabissl.blogspot.com/2011/09/xx-absatze-mit-einzug-statt-durchschuss.html – Fritz@Joern.com

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  12. Are you publishing your post in the Compose Mode?

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