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Miriam...
Posted: Saturday, October 24, 2015 8:49:25 PM

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Dear friends,
Please help me with this problem:

I would like to post a poem in the newly created thread about beauty.
However, the lines of the poem are 'staggered': they do not
all line up at the left margin. I would like to copy this poem
as it is written, but what I have tried thus far has not worked.
When I post the poem, it reverts all the lines back to the left margin.
What do I need to do in order to do what I want to do?
Also, I am typing this poem onto the computer from a physical book to the post window, as if it is my response to a thread.

Thank you all for your help.
Miriam
Estrellita - Star
Posted: Saturday, October 24, 2015 9:26:29 PM
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Angel Hi,

I have read that this happens even when authors are trying to self-publish their poems. I think you would have to copy it and past it and then edit it yourself to resemble what the author wanted it to look like. For example:

Instead of letting the computer bring the text all the way to the left,

you may want

to try to adjust the
margins, tabs
and spaces with the "center" function or as ...........s u c h

I hope this helps. That, or you could also just take a picture or save it as a pdf.

Best regards,
Star
Rupert Dodds
Posted: Sunday, October 25, 2015 1:36:20 AM

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Print out
Photograph
Post as image
thar
Posted: Sunday, October 25, 2015 10:29:32 AM

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In my experience this site steps of spaces, even tabs, and puts every line to the left edge.
One thing that works for a quick fix is putting in characters, such as ..... And then masking them with white font.
............like that (Press quote to see code)
It depends how long your poem is and how adept your editing.
That is just a quick fix for this site, probably quicker and more flexible than centre justification for selected lines.
Verbatim
Posted: Sunday, October 25, 2015 3:03:14 PM
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Hi Miriam: I will try it right here, next. But first, the way I think you can do what you wanted done is to write the poem out in Microsoft Works.
Or go to Accessories, click on Word Pad and write out the poem there. Then highlight it, copy it, and go to where you want it to paste.

I took this little verse from my Microsoft Works, copied it, and I am going to paste it here, let's see:

A man saw a shining ball in the sky.
Not knowing what it was, he climbed for it,
Only to find, by the heavens, it was clay.
Now this was the strange part:
Knowing what he had seen from the earth,
The man hastened down, looked again,
And, lo and behold, it was shining!
Ha, all that glitters is not gold! Verbatim

It appears that it worked. Good luck!
Miriam...
Posted: Sunday, October 25, 2015 8:30:37 PM

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Hi, Verbatim.

I don't see how your example worked. All the lines of your poem are still lined up at the left margin.

However, I will give it a try and see what happens.

Also, thank you, Thar, for your suggestion. I will try that, as well.

And thank you so much Rupert and Estrellita. I will consider your helpful thoughts too.

Miriam.
Verbatim
Posted: Tuesday, October 27, 2015 12:51:48 AM
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Miriam: I see what you mean, sorry.
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