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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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520 days ago

I’d like the ability to wrap text around an inserted image, for example. Can the html guide be expanded to include a few more ‘how to’ sections on formatting within a post?

  • wrap text
  • tables
  • lines between sections of text

I’m not a coder, but would like to have a couple more options when tocomes to composing longer entries in a visually interesting way.

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#1 posted 520 days ago

It would be nice, but they’d have to make things a little more robust before some of that should happen (I think you know what I’m talking about…)

Wrapping text around an image would be kind of nice. The tables that they allow are relatively limited, in that they will always be styled a certain way (as best I could manage). Would be nice to be able to have horizontal dividers that weren’t made up of a bunch of dashes…

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#2 posted 520 days ago

it would be nice if the emails came in html format as well.

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#3 posted 520 days ago

We are trapped to what they have turned on or off in the forum.
Do something in a html editor and past it here and see what happens.
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#4 posted 520 days ago

Here goes.

Here the hspace is 10 and the vspace is set to 5, giving the image a much more professional look. Taking into account the small space that already exists below the baseline, the values of vspace was reduced by a small amount. The overall effect is very subtle, but noticable upon close study. The visual gap along the top, bottom, and right size, all appear to be even, though different values were used for hspace and vspace (hspace=”10”, vspace=”5”).

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#5 posted 520 days ago

Hmmmm…. won’t align left.

Here the hspace is 10 and the vspace is set to 5, giving the image a much more professional look. Taking into account the small space that already exists below the baseline, the values of vspace was reduced by a small amount. The overall effect is very subtle, but noticable upon close study. The visual gap along the top, bottom, and right size, all appear to be even, though different values were used for hspace and vspace (hspace=”10”, vspace=”5”).

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive

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#6 posted 520 days ago

And taking out the ‘left’instruction has no impact. Image isn’t really wrapped by text, either. Sigh.

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#7 posted 520 days ago


Here the hspace is 10 and the vspace is set to 5, giving the





little work on the fine DMT showed it wasn’t flat on the outer surface of either of the two nickers. I don’t want to remove a ton of material here; the outer surface of each spur needs to be coplanar with the side(s) of the main bod of the tool. That said, I want them flat to fully register to the sidewalls of each cu

Returning to normal LJ text entry. Now a table without border, maybe??


Here the hspace is 10 and the vspace is set to 5, giving the




little work on the fine DMT showed it wasn’t flat on the outer surface of either of the two nickers. I don’t want to remove a ton of material here; the outer surface of each spur needs to be coplanar with the side(s) of the main bod of the tool. That said, I want them flat to fully register to the sidewalls of each cu

Returning to normal LJ text entry.

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#8 posted 520 days ago

^ Progress!

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#9 posted 520 days ago

Defining a table gives auto border. Image can be sized. Interesting.

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#10 posted 520 days ago

Here’s an example of a story being ‘interrupted’ with an image and sidebar, where the text is above the pic as well as





SIDEBAR: DMT Work
Work on the fine DMT showed it wasn’t flat on the outer surface of either of the two nickers. I don’t want to remove a ton of material here; the outer surface of each spur needs to be coplanar with the side(s) of the main bod of the tool. That said, I want them flat to fully register to the sidewalls of each cu

below the pic. Wonder if it’s too confusing?

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#11 posted 520 days ago

<.<

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#12 posted 520 days ago

An example of a table in a post. No idea why so much space.






Waco Dallas Fort Worth
El Paso Corpus Christi Houston
Austin San Antonio Arlington

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#13 posted 520 days ago

for why there’s so much space, it’s because it’s taking all the carriage returns within the table (code), and putting them before it. This was something I found a while ago too. You have to do the table as a single line (which is ugly, and annoying to edit, but will remove that white space).

the above example would need to be:
<table><tr><td>Waco</td><td>Dallas</td><td>Fort Worth</td></tr><tr><td>El Paso</td><td>Corpus Christi</td><td>Houston</td></tr><tr><td>Austin</td><td>San Antonio</td><td>Arlington</td></tr></table>

you can also use <th> tags instead of <td> to get a cell with a background and different colored text (table header)

headernot-header

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#14 posted 520 days ago

Here’s the site I’m using for donor material, FWIW.

http://howdyyall.com/webresources/CodeEditor/index.cfm

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#15 posted 520 days ago

I remember you saying that before, now that I see it again. :-)

Any idea how to wrap text without defining a table? The example above limits it to use as a sidebar with pic, I think…

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