(I've looked, I've searched, but not read all of the thousands of posts with 'spaces' in them, didn't see anything on this subject)
Is there any way to allow traditional paragraph formatting?
I find text to be easier to read when paragraphs are indented. This is most easily done by a 'tab' or by several spaces.
I find paragraphs easier to read when there is a larger space between sentences than there is between words. This is most easily done by having two spaces between sentences.
If a paragraph is indented, there is no need for an empty line between paragraphs. Then, the author can use an occasional empty line to separate groups of paragraphs, reserving horizontal lines for major groupings like a scene shift.
Every story, email, blog post, and reply I have ever submitted -including this one- has all of the above just so that I can more easily read what I've written. SOL, however, strips out every extra leading space, and then (for stories) adds a blank line between every paragraph. How can I avoid that and retain text formatting?