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Tuesday, 29 March 2011

What's Happening?

I've lost a post - my Sunday summary which wouldn't let me put spaces between paragraphs. Huh??? Sorry Ken B. I know you made a comment and I have a record of that comment but where the post has gone goodness only knows. The blog informs me the page no longer exists. To go back to the Create a Character Clinic - I'm finding it so useful. I need a little spare time to sit down with the Man-in-Black and get to the bottom of what he's doing and why he's doing it. Before that, household chorse call. Due to the fine weather for the past week, I haven't been doing much at home. The dust bunnies have been out in force. We haven't got tumbleweed rolling round the house, it's tumbledust :D


  1. Drat! It's still not putting gaps in.

    Does anyone know what I've done? Or even what I need to do to reinstate hard returns?

  2. Does it do it even if you put double spacing in? Have you inadvertently switched on some kind of HTML view, so it expects a break code to put a line in?

    I did have a blogger account at some point, might see if I can find a login for it and have a look... in the library at the moment, which isn't the best place to work!

  3. OK, when you go to do a post, there should be link at the bottom that says "Post options". Click on that, and one of the sections is "Edit HTML line breaks," and next to that is "Compose options". Make sure that in the first section you select "Press Enter for line breaks" and in the second select "Show HTML literally". (I think those should be the defaults.)

    Try a test post and see if it works. I think the first setting is the important one, but the second affects whether the type of editing window also causes a problem, from the quick and dirty testing I just did...

  4. Thanks very much for your suggestions. Unfortunately, "Post Options" only offer me to allow or not allow readers comments.

    I went to 'Help' and found that there are a number of other people having this problem. It seems to be related to IE. Someone who downloaded and used Firefox found the problem was solved.

    There have been a number of problems with Google blogger for some time. As one disappears a new one starts. Maybe time to decamp to Wordpress?

    Thanks for taking the time to look into it - I appreciate that. How about getting a job with Google and sorting them out? :)

  5. It may also have something to do with the template - I tested it on a different one as it didn't give an option of this one (or I didn't recognise what it was showing me). I used IE at the library, but I'd recommend Firefox anyway, for security reasons. That's another piece of software that's not as good as it used to be - version 1.5 was the last one that really did what I wanted, I may go back to it when I rebuild.

    It always ticks me off when one of these big companies buys out a smaller successful company because they can't be bothered to produce their own offering in that market. (Microsoft are notorious for it.) It usually means the service goes downhill, or gets canned altogether, like when Yahoo bought out GeoCities.

    Google are going downhill across the board - even their search engine isn't as good as it was a few years ago. I don't know if it's inevitable when a company gets to a certain size or has a certain number of customers; if so, WordPress are ripe for going the same way, but I think they're still the best of the free blogging options.

  6. Hold on a minute - I thought you had a WordPress blog? Or a login, at least, to post to Glutblog?

  7. Yup. I have a login to Glutblog but this blog here is Google.

    I don't know much about Firefox. Maybe I should have a go *sighs*

  8. Download the installer, run it, use it. It works pretty much out of the box. There's an importer which will import bookmarks and things from IE. IE has added most of the improvements introduced by Firefox, so the way they work (tabs etc.) is now fairly similar. But yes, it would mean another learning curve...

  9. Don't you just love it when computers and web-pages decide to go on strike. :-)