Re: [Hammock Camping] Word Wrap in message posts--Help
Your posts look fine to me.
Ed Speer wrote:
Dave, I can't find anything on Yahoo Groups about setting or changing word wrap in the message posts. Maybe this indicates the problem lies with each individual computer/software? However, I can't find anything in my Outlook program either, so maybe the problems lies with each ISP? I need help with this one--hopefully some of our more computer-savy members will speak up and offer a solution. Does this observation help? Previously Youngblood mentioned that Rick's messages didn't wrap on Youngblood's screen--but they do wrap fine on my screen. Dave F mentioned that my messages don't wrap on his screen--who else has this problem with my posts and does this always happen? Do my posts wrap properly on anyone's screen? Let me know--OK, I don't need 800 responses, but a few might help resolve this problem....Ed --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Ed Speer" <ed@s...> wrote:
Thanks Dave, I'll check into it. But when I view my own email
they're fine. Surely we can find the problem..Ed _____ From: dlfrost_1 [mailto:dlfrost@a...] Sent: Wednesday, March 16, 2005 5:08 AM To: email@example.com Subject: Re: [Hammock Camping] Material...coated or not? Ed Speer: If it's possible to force auto-wrapping for all text in this group you might want to try that. If the line length can be specified, set it to something above 75 characters--90 say--so it will leave already-formatted posts alone. All of your posts here don't wrap (for me anyway) because the carrage returns come
as non-standard characters. Something in your email settings
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- I have experimented and learned a few tricks
that might help, but I don't know all of the
I use Outlook Express and notice that posts
really get jumbled up when I save them to my
drafts and then put it back on my screen to work
on later. There is some invisible character
that gets put into the text that has the
equivalent function of a carriage return key of
a typewriter which I mention for lack of knowing
a better way to describe it. That sets the
amount of characters on a line which can be
adjusted by going to tools then options then send then settings ...
and when that combines with whatever Yahoo is doing it really gets
Under mail sending format for plain text I select 48 characters per
line. This gives a narrow text width that doesn't compete with the
advertisement space on upper right of the web viewed Yahoo page and
results from my viewing perspective with unbroken text lines not
chopped up by Yahoo.
Sometimes, I do want to post something that I have saved to drafts or
have sent before or would otherwise be messed up with the invisible
control characters that can really jumble things up especially if you
do some editing and more saving, etc. To remove all of those
undesired invisible control characters, I have found a free web tool
that performs very well and in just three mouse clicks the text is
cleaned up. Try it for yourself:
I have found that after the initial 15 lines of 48 character line
width, I can go to wider and my text becomes the shape of Utah being
notched out in the top right just right for Yahoo's advertisement.
The above results in clean posts and this one is an example, but I
would prefer to find a way without having to jump through hoops due
to Yahoo creating line width issues with their advertisement insert
without solving that problem. If anyone knows how to do better then
I sure would like to know. I invested too much time in figuring this
much out -- those big Yahoo bullies.
How does this text look?
Ronald H Levine