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Mystfit
03-19-2007, 07:11 PM
First, line breaks/paragraph breaks..how do I make them. I'm tired of run-on paragraphs <img src="/smilies/8a80c6485cd926be453217d59a84a888.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" /> Secondly, I'm visually impaired, I need a large font size. The old forum, used to make the text fit the size of my screen..longer paragraphs up and down, sure, but the correct size right and left. The only way for me to make the screen fit on my screen now (as in I don't constantly have to drag the bar right and left with each line of text to read messages), I have to use the absolute smallest font possibe, which is nearly impossible for me to read (and were I to feel especially cranky I'd note it also leads to eye strain and headaches, but I'm not cranky today).  I use large fonts and IE is set to allow my font choices to override the web sites choices. I know this is an issue of my doing, but since the old forums did this ok, I was hopnig they could look into this at some point.Honestly, between the itty bitty cursor in-game and tiny text in the mouse-over windows and now the forums, I'm not feeling the handicapped love...maybe I need to call the SPCA...no, that's abuse to animals...the AARP...no, that's cruelty to older people...hmm....I'll remember who I need in a minute or two....

Tstorm
03-19-2007, 09:35 PM
<cite>Mystfit wrote:</cite><blockquote>First, line breaks/paragraph breaks..how do I make them. I'm tired of run-on paragraphs <img src="/smilies/8a80c6485cd926be453217d59a84a888.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" /> </blockquote>I'm not sure I follow.  Can you not just press the "Enter" key to create a line break and start a new paragraph? <cite>Mystfit wrote:</cite><blockquote>Secondly, I'm visually impaired, I need a large font size.</blockquote>Personally, I use Firefox with the <a href="http://urandom.ca/nosquint/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">No Squint</a> extension. <img src="/smilies/3b63d1616c5dfcf29f8a7a031aaa7cad.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" /> <cite>Mystfit wrote:</cite><blockquote>The old forum, used to make the text fit the size of my screen..longer paragraphs up and down, sure, but the correct size right and left. The only way for me to make the screen fit on my screen now (as in I don't constantly have to drag the bar right and left with each line of text to read messages), I have to use the absolute smallest font possibe, which is nearly impossible for me to read (and were I to feel especially cranky I'd note it also leads to eye strain and headaches, but I'm not cranky today).  I use large fonts and IE is set to allow my font choices to override the web sites choices. I know this is an issue of my doing, but since the old forums did this ok, I was hopnig they could look into this at some point.Honestly, between the itty bitty cursor in-game and tiny text in the mouse-over windows and now the forums, I'm not feeling the handicapped love...maybe I need to call the SPCA...no, that's abuse to animals...the AARP...no, that's cruelty to older people...hmm....I'll remember who I need in a minute or two.... </blockquote>I have noticed similar behavior though I cannot consistently reproduce it.  I do think somewhere the forum software is miscalculating what the size of the browser window is that's for sure. I will add this issue to the stickied 'issues list' and put a pointer to this thread in case anyone has additional information or ideas. <img src="/smilies/3b63d1616c5dfcf29f8a7a031aaa7cad.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" />

Mystfit
03-19-2007, 11:23 PM
test test test. I will be hitting enter right here --->did it work? As you can see, it didn't. No space, no changing to new lines...nothing. <img src="/smilies/9d71f0541cff0a302a0309c5079e8dee.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" /> I even tried htm coding hoping that would help.

Seagoat
03-19-2007, 11:35 PM
<cite>Mystfit wrote:</cite><blockquote>test test test. I will be hitting enter right here --->did it work? As you can see, it didn't. No space, no changing to new lines...nothing. <img src="/smilies/9d71f0541cff0a302a0309c5079e8dee.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" /> I even tried htm coding hoping that would help. </blockquote><p> Do you see the WYSIWYG editor when you post (the formatting buttons above the area where you type your message, where you can make <b>bold</b>, <i>italic</i>, <u>underline</u> text, etc), or do you just see HTML code / plain text in the message body field?</p><p>If so, chances are your browser is out of date and/or doesn't support Java and/or doesn't have Java enabled.  Which browser / version are you using?</p>

Mystfit
03-19-2007, 11:54 PM
<p>Interesting, I use Avante browser as my usual browser. It does have the same formatting lay out as you mentioned, with Bold and Underline and places for pics and such. But, as a test, I'm using IE 7.0.5730.11. I will now try my enter test again right here---></p><p>did it work?</p><p>Yes it did...I can now make paragraph breaks if I use IE. Point of note, though. the second issue is still present on IE as it was an Avante. </p>

Seagoat
03-20-2007, 12:24 AM
Mystfit wrote: <blockquote><p>Interesting, I use Avante browser as my usual browser. It does have the same formatting lay out as you mentioned, with Bold and Underline and places for pics and such. But, as a test, I'm using IE 7.0.5730.11. I will now try my enter test again right here---></p><p>did it work?</p><p>Yes it did...I can now make paragraph breaks if I use IE. Point of note, though. the second issue is still present on IE as it was an Avante.</p></blockquote><p> Glad you got some resolution to your first problem.  <img src="/smilies/3b63d1616c5dfcf29f8a7a031aaa7cad.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" /></p><p>The second one is a forum theme issue.  After a little research, I found the section that's causing the horizontal scroll problem: The menu across the top ("Search," "Recent Topics," "Member Listing," etc).  The table cell containing the <b>mainmenu</b> span has a <b>nowrap="nowrap"</b> attribute.</p><p>If they took out some of those non-breaking spaces ["&nbsp;"] from between the menu items, it would help quite a bit.  Taking out the "nowrap" might look crappier with smaller resolutions / larger font sizes, but at least you won't have horizontal scroll.  *shudder*</p>

Blaidd
04-13-2007, 07:42 AM
I use Opera 9.10 and I have the horizontal scroll issue. Its only on some of the pages but enough of them to be annoying. Its always looked fine in the past and still appears to work in IE and Firefox (My job requires me to test all html code in various browsers).

Pogopuschel
04-13-2007, 10:51 AM
Avante browser is basically the Internet Explorer, so on many occasions you will not notice any difference between them. The editor of these forums (actually a third-party component called <a href="http://tinymce.moxiecode.com/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">tinyMCE</a>) uses JavaScript a lot to actually make you see your posting as is appears on the thread in the end, called a wysiwyg-editor (what you see is what you get). The problem you describe is <a href="http://tinymce.moxiecode.com/punbb/viewtopic.php?id=3731" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">known in the tinyMCE forums</a>, and it's fairly old (first report is from 2005), but noone seems to give a [Removed for Content]. <img src="/smilies/9d71f0541cff0a302a0309c5079e8dee.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" /> I don't know if it's an error in the JavaScript in terpreter of Avant, or if tinyMCE is actually at fault. The only solution I know of  is to use a different browser, e.g. Opera. You get  the exact opposite problem there. See the line br eak after tinyMCE in the line above this one? I di dn't type that. Nor do I want this line to become  so long. But that's just what the thing does. Whic h is why I would really really prefer to have the  option of a plain text editor... >.<