Tuesday, March 09, 2010

A formatting trick discovered accidentally

Yesterday, I copied the new-paragraph symbol from a website--I can't remember which one, unfortunately--with the intention of using it to show paragraph breaks, since I've been having formatting problems.

Imagine my surprise when it turned out that the symbol was actually functional, and created paragraph breaks!

You can probably expect to see a lot more new-paragraph symbols.


Anonymous Too Old to Jewschool Steve said...

MS Word carries all its formatting in the paragraph symbol. Although it shows in certain views of an MS Word document, its generally not a "printing character". By the way, until yesterday's posts, none of your posts appeared to be poorly formatted, as I viewed them via blogger.

Tue Mar 09, 11:00:00 AM 2010  
Blogger Shira Salamone said...

Unfortunately, Steve, I've had this problem before--and, ironically enough, the no-paragraph-breaks error almost always occurs when I copy and paste a post from Word. MS Word may carry all its formatting in the paragraph symbol, but, apparently, the formatting isn't necessarily carried into another application when it's copied.

Tue Mar 09, 11:14:00 AM 2010  
Blogger Betsy said...

The new paragraph symbol is < p > without the spaces.

Tue Mar 09, 04:02:00 PM 2010  
Blogger Shira Salamone said...

Tex Betsy, I'm talking about ¶, the old-fashioned new-paragraph sign, used by proofreaders & editors. Excuse me for showing my age. :)

Tue Mar 09, 04:41:00 PM 2010  

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