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Re: ACOM Text Formatting Petition

Posted: 5 Sep 2012 6:12AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 5 Sep 2012 6:14AM GMT
I agree with BrklynBridge (20 Nov 2011): there are formatting problems WHEREVER users (paying customers) enter text on their trees.

My particular gripe is with STORIES. It should be possible to post stories as text with basic formatting, so that other users can browse a story quickly, without downloading a PDF. Basic formatting (including bullet points and indented paragraphs) can make a story more readable.

ACOM does provide a text editor with text formatting options for stories. But the formatting you see when editing a story bears no relationship to what you get when the story is saved and viewed. Spacing between paragraphs goes awry (space sometimes opens up, sometimes disappears); horizontal spacing (spaces or tab chars) is stripped; bullet points and indents become left-aligned plain text, and so on. Even spaces between words can disappear when a file is saved.

The results are not consistent: various formatting elements are sometimes preserved, sometimes stripped, sometimes distorted. But the result is almost always a mess.

Subscribers who publish trees with rich content add value to the product that ACOM is selling. So come on guys: it’s time to upgrade your online text editor to 1980s standards.

I support the petition
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
BrklynBridge 9 Nov 2011 12:16PM GMT 
frostfreedet 9 Nov 2011 6:48PM GMT 
Koromo 9 Nov 2011 8:16PM GMT 
BrklynBridge 10 Nov 2011 4:44AM GMT 
mikef333 10 Nov 2011 6:23AM GMT 
chrisbrooks14... 5 Sep 2012 12:12PM GMT 
Zardoz_ 12 Jul 2013 9:12PM GMT 
MikeyCarole 12 Nov 2011 7:44AM GMT 
Shillaker 12 Nov 2011 10:45AM GMT 
adamsfamily1 23 May 2012 4:58PM GMT 
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