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Re: [Hammock Camping] Word Wrap in message posts--Help

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  • Rick
    I changed my wrap plaintext messages that I compose to 65 characters instead of 72 characters. Maybe that will matter. Risk
    Message 1 of 38 , Mar 16, 2005
      I changed my wrap plaintext messages that I compose to 65 characters instead of 72 characters.  Maybe that will matter.


      Dave Womble wrote:
      I didn't have a problem with Ed's message until it was included with 
      Rick's reply.  I don't have a problem with the email digest, just 
      when I am logged on to yahoo groups.  Something between Rick's 
      software/computer and mine is messing something.  If that is my 
      biggest problem I am doing great... just thought maybe Rick was doing 
      something he could change, but guess not.  Let's go hammock camping!
      --- In hammockcamping@yahoogroups.com, Rick <ra1@i...> wrote:
      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 
      Does this observation help?  Previously Youngblood mentioned that 
      Rick's messages didn't wrap on Youngblood's screen--but they do 
      fine on my screen.  Dave F mentioned that my messages don't wrap 
      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 hammockcamping@yahoogroups.com, "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: hammockcamping@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: Re: [Hammock Camping] Material...coated or not?
      Ed Speer:  If it's possible to force auto-wrapping for all text 
      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 
      Doug Frost
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    • Ronald H Levine 566-2112 after 4 pm week
      I have experimented and learned a few tricks that might help, but I don t know all of the answers. Tip #1 I use Outlook Express and notice that posts really
      Message 38 of 38 , Mar 18, 2005
        I have experimented and learned a few tricks
        that might help, but I don't know all of the

        Tip #1

        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
        jumbled up.

        Tip #2

        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.

        Tip #3

        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:


        Tip #4

        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
        Midvale, Utah
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