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Poor WYSIWYG text functioanlity (4 posts)

  1. hj
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I'm at a total loss trying to format my site using the WYSIWYG.

    Carriage returns on an old typewrite, and even an electronic typewriter, meant just that...carriage returns with resultant white space. But in the WP WYSIWYG?...no effect. I'm trying to double space some paragraphs and the output just ignores them totally. I tried to put some 'white space' at the bottom of my article because it displays too close to the footer bar - no result, it ignores returns, hard returns, returns with spaces...nothing works!

    Similarly It's impossible to move a big H2 header away from the preceding paragraph. You don't use a H2 para unless you really mean to start a new section...so you'd expect some white space between the old and new sections of your page. But impossible to do in the WYSIWYG and it makes no difference if you go into HTML mode and add br line breaks!!..still no response!

    It's about as useful as my car without wheels.

  2. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 4 years ago #

    99 times out of a 100, complaints like this turn out to be issues with the current theme's stylesheet or the style inserted by a plugin - not the editor. It might help if you provided a link to your site.

  3. hj
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    http://www.mulucaves.org/wordpress - using the Z-Herald theme base

  4. showtimeshane
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Hi,

    I can verify that this is buggy. I thought it was a stylesheet issue when my client first reported it (thought my CSS reset was eliminating the margins, which it's not). I couldn't reproduce it. I am now experiencing this issue. Carriage returns are reset every time I "Update" a Page. I have tested in both the "Visual" and "HTML" tabs, using Firefox 3.5.7.

    It doesn't how many times I hit Enter in the Visual tab. Once I update the page, all the margin I created from spacing is reset and the cursor it placed right under the element above it. It also appears this way when Previewed.

    Any thoughts?

    Thanks in advance for any information you can provide.

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