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woodenauthor

Typically I just copy and paste my text directly from libre to the site. Are there any particular codes I should use to make sure things like italics survive the move? If I just type the ///< /i> brackets, will the site see it?

Replies:   Ernest Bywater
Ernest Bywater
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@woodenauthor

From:

http://storiesonline.net/doc/Text_Formatting_Information_Guide


If you feel like submitting your own html files you can do so. However, keep in mind that all html code gets stripped from your files with very specific exceptions, and your files get reformatted from scratch.

The exempted html codes carried over to the site are:

italic
bold
bold-italic
emphasize
strong
superscript

blockquote



horizontal rules

H3, H4 and H5 header tags

The site's conversion utilities try to support centered and right justified text, but it doesn't work very reliably due to the different ways this may be acheived.





I use the tagged text. Lots of details on the same page.





Tagged text is what is actually used by the site's formatting utilities to produce what you can see on the site usually. It's plain text with some tags that give the formatting utility instruction on what to do with the text to produce html code with the site's look and feel.



edit to add: the SoL code page shows the actual commands accepted, they didn't survive the posting due to be seen as commands in the post.

Replies:   Crumbly Writer
Crumbly Writer

@Ernest Bywater

Generally, you use the following:

{ t } (no spaces for any of these) - Subsection headers
{ p } Chapter headers
< i >< /i > - Indent
< b >< /b > - bold
< blockquote >< /blockquote > - Indent text
center text (or not) with either a < hr > command or a series of underscores for section break.

That'll get you started (assuming the above display correctly!).

rustyken

I let LibreOffice handle it for me by saving as a html file. However, I mainly use italics and an occasional bold or underline. So the LibreOffice html file structure works fine.

Cheers

Replies:   Crumbly Writer
Crumbly Writer

@rustyken

I let LibreOffice handle it for me by saving as a html file. However, I mainly use italics and an occasional bold or underline. So the LibreOffice html file structure works fine.

That's always have I've handled it. The SOL specific commands are just to make the ADmin's job of posting easier.

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