Blog Trouble?

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I'm just wondering if anyone is having trouble formatting their text in their blog? I'm having lots of trouble with mine and just wanted to know if it's just me experiencing trouble or if others are also having difficulties.

Here's an example of what I've been experiencing:

If I have a two line text and I want to make the 1st line centered, bolded and 16 pt... I can do that. However, when I go to make changes to the second line, it also affects the first line. If I wanted to left-align the second line, the first line even though was centered, will then reformat and become left-aligned. If I wanted to change the settings for the 2nd line to be unbolded, 11pts.. then the 1st line takes on that format. It's very frustrating.

I'd appreciate knowing if I'm not the only one experiencing this or if I am!
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what browser are you using, also could you post a screenshot.

thanks

al
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Hello,

Yes good question Alex! What browser and operating system and a screen shot would be great.

This shouldn't be happening, you should be able to change things to be different throughout the individual post. I will post a screen shot of how it should behave:



Let us know more!
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Hi Emmy... we've been corresponding through e-mail regarding this question. I was just curious if it happens to others here.

I'm using both FF and IE7.. both does not seem to behave in the manner I want to. I think I gave you the site for my blog to take a look at in the support e-mail.
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Sounds good littleus, we will continue to work with you through Support. Thanks!
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could you post it here so other operating systems can look at it and see what browsers it works in.
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Oh yah... my site: http://littleus.synthasite.com/our-jo...

You'll see that post 1 & 4 - are different than post 2 & 3. I tried using pasting from webpage format cuz it was the only way I could get sorta what I want. However, I cannot figure out how to make post 1 & 4 text move closer to the border like post 2 & 3. I had to force single spacing on post 1 (yet to do it on 4) but post 2 & 3 single spaced on its own.

I did try to type directly in the post.. but as I said.. had trouble getting it to do what I wanted. I just deleted the post. So... all of these are done by copying from a webpage and pasting.

I know.. I know.. you should take it through notepad.. I tried that too.. but again.. had real trouble formatting my text.
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Hello Littleus,

Just left a message on the other thread. Similar vein

It is possible to do this. You have to create sections within your table and each section is then addressed by formatting tags separately.
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Hey Littleus you can do that.

The spacing problem si coming from copying text without stripping format commands.

The alignment and formatting of different parts of you posts (ie paragraphs within tables) can be done with various codes used in tables.
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Just so much work.. to strip everything then add the commands. I guess I was looking for an easy way out.

However, this does not resolve the problem with my text with my border. Some posts show text close to the edge of the border, others show it being a bit further away. Furthermore, the ones that are close to the edge have a code "padding-left:10px" cuz it was too close to the edge. The ones that don't have the code are so faraway from the edge. It's weird.
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That could be rogue code coming in from your text editor. There has been a code read as the default and what you add is the real code. So it sounds as if the rogue code is setting it further in from the border than the explicit code.
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Soo.. how do I get rid of this rogue code??
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:)

Use Notepad.

The default value for cellpadding is 1. If you're seeing it bigger and you can't see a code , it's there but invisible.
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Littleus,

Can I suggest that you setup a template for this.

Create a page on your site with the template.

When you come to do another one simply copy the template and paste it to your blog page.

Then add the new blog content to that.

That way you could have your margins setup, your alignment, and your sections all ready to go. Then all you need to do is to copy the appropriate text into the appropriate part of your blog with notepad. That really is as easy as I can think of for your application.
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I understand where you're going with this. However, I haven't a stitch how to make a template. What I'm really good is taking a existing template and tweaking it - adding and taking away stuff here and there. I have no idea how to go about building it from scratch. Thanks though!
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yea peter how do you make your own template?
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Hey guys,
I think what Peter means is to create the general code which will produce what you want in a place like a Notepad document. Then whenever you want to create a new post, you would just edit (and copy and paste into the site builder) that code making sure that all the various pieces remain the same and your posts look uniform. Is that what you were speaking of Peter?
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oh, thanks emmy.
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Thanks Emmy,

The same effect for sure.

Once you have your perfect blog that's setup to your satisfaction:

Copy & paste the code into a page of your site or another site,

Take out the text and add a prompt sentence: like "Heading goes here" at the relevant place.

In the Body part of the table , then a prompt something like" Blog text" and so on for all and any other sections.

Save it

When you come to adding another blog then go to that saved template within the builder, copy it, paste it into your blog.

Then just overwrite the prompt text with your new text. If it's a considerable passage that you've witten in Word or some other processor, copy it into notepad and paste it into the relevant sections.

The notepad file would work just as well and may be the way you like to access your resources that you've categorised in your computer for Synthasite work.

It may be easier sometimes to "see" the template because there maybe situations that would allow you to anticipate a variation and make a change to the template. Personal choice.

Another option is to simply create or copy your blog in Publisher or Word, convert it to an HTML file and paste it into your page. Once again I would probably create a template for this to standardise and simplify new work added. Ed would have a better users perspective of this I'm sure
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That is an excellent idea Peter! Thanks!
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"Another option is to simply create or copy your blog in Publisher or Word, convert it to an HTML file and paste it into your page"

This is what I did for my blogs. The font turned out great, as well as the centering, etc... However, the spacing was off (went to double, instead of single) and in some of my posts, the text would be further away from my table border whereas in others, it would be closer. It was not consistent. I've tried looking at what the code entailed and could not figure out how to fix this. As I said earlier, I was able to figure out how to force the single spacing.. but not how to make the text all the same distance from the table border in each post. Do you think there is some kind of invisible code as you mentioned earlier? How can we get to this invisible code?
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Hi Littleus,

In the SynthaSite tools you simply can't. The solution is probably in some other tool.

Can I get back to you on this issue Littleus? I'll have to do some reading, if I can find it, on what is carried across, what is added and what's dropped in the HTML code of these two editors (FF and Word).
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Littleus,

sorry to keep you hanging on these issues but a workaround for the time being would be to add the explicit code for line spacing, cell-padding etc. into the proposed template. That would mean that whatever was there probably would be stripped by notepad and the explicit formattiing instructions would then be followed.
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Thanks Peter for enlightening me. I'll gonna try to make a template into Notepad and see how that works out.
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I know you will.

Can I recommend three resources for HTML which I use and they are quite good: (there are probably a zillion others as well)

http://www.htmlbasix.com
http://www.htmlcodetutorial.com
http://www.yourhtmlsource.com

and of course http://quackit.com
They all have the same stuff but their styles are different. Strengths and style it comes to I guess.

Goodluck and publish a Tutorial on it in your spare time mother!
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I am SOOOO EXCITED!!!

Can you believe it? I finally figured it out! It was so simple - I guess it was too simple that I just missed it totally.

First of all.. I found an online html generator that allowed me to do my table and put my post in it. I generated the code and pasted into my site. It wasn't perfect.. so I had to tweak it of course for color. So... the text looked great!

However I was back to that same old annoying problem of double-spacing when it should be single spaced and having that extra padding on the left hand side when I didn't really want it.

After staring at the code for awhile.. Eureka! I thought hmm... what if I took out the stuff?! I seem to recall that was a paragraph format so maybe that caused it be indented when it shouldn't be. Lo and behold.. that was the answer! I took the tags and it make my text single spaced and equal margins all around. Whenever I needed to center my text, I just use the
tags.

Whoo hooo!!! Thanks to everyone who aided me on this perilous journey! =) I have now done what Peter suggested and copied my template into Notepad and now I should be as good as gold!




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Congratulations Littleus!
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Way to go Littleus! Peter, thanks for all your help on this one!
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Hey Peter... check out my other thread:

http://getsatisfaction.com/SynthaSite...

Since you were inquiring about my site.. I'd love to hear your opinion! =)