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  • Hi.
    When I write a post, how do I tab?

    I was trying to make a simple outline like this:

    Parent
    [tab]Child
    General
    [tab]Specific

    I pasted the text from notepad, and the tabs showed up in the text box, but when I published, the text looked this:

    Parent
    Child
    General
    Specific

    I tried typing five spaces in manually, but it didn’t work either.

    Thanks for your help,
    sbv

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  • You don’t. Browsers ignore tabbing, unless it happens within a preformatted block. What you need to do is to use HTML/CSS. Switch to the code view in your post editor and try this:

    <p>Parent</p>
    <p style="margin-left: 30px">Child</p>
    <p>General</p>
    <p style="margin-left: 30px">Specific</p>

    Or you can use the indent button in the visual mode…

    Thanks, NC.
    I don’t see the indent button.

    It’s not that I don’t want to learn html or css (in fact I very much want to learn them), but I don’t like writing posts in code; it’s an aesthetic issue.

    Where is the indent button?

    If you have WordPress 2.5, it’s in the “kitchen sink” (the second row of buttons that is hidden by default and is shown when you click on the “Show Kitchen Sink” button)

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