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Things learned when posting Dead Girl's Vengeance

Mike-Kaye

I post using HTML files. I use Word-> Ascii text editor-> perl script-> HTML chapters.

For this story, I wanted a five-line bulleted list. It's tricky to get Word to leave asterisks as the first character of a line. My five lines ended up making two bold face lines, two plain text lines with no asterisk and the last line headed by an asterisk. When reposting the chapter I headed each line with '@'. They unexpectedly turned into bullets. Interesting…

I also wanted short centered lines. I got bold face and confusion. I asked and the ever helpful Lazeez said to use

< p align="center">Abuser of Young Girls< /p>

< p align="center">Abuser and Murderer< br>Of Young Girls< /p>

< p align="center">Abuser and Pimp< br>Of Young Girls< /p>

My script puts < br> at the end of each paragraph.

Lazeez also reminded me that < br>[optional line feed or white space]< br> inserts a blank line. I was so focused on the centering that I forgot how the br tag actually worked.

But when presenting Chrome with the same text that works in SOL I get multiple lines between each centered group. Without a bunch of research it appears that Chrome puts a blank line between each paragraph style change.

Ernest Bywater

you may find the resource at this SoL links useful for html formatted stories at SoL

https://storiesonline.net/article/Text-formatting-guide-for-WLPC-Sites

Ernest Bywater

you may also find this free e-book useful, especially from page 74 on about formatting, and the later section about preparing files for WLPC - SoL / FS / SciFi Stories.

http://www.lulu.com/shop/ernest-bywater/fiction-writing-style-guide/ebook/product-23841986.html

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