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    The "Enter key not doing a paragraph break" problem

    Over the last couple of months, I've seen a few posts from learners saying that when they hit Enter, it doesn't create a paragraph break, and their posts have consequently been quite hard to read. Until now, I assumed that it was an issue with certain browsers, certain keyboards or even certain parts of the world. However, (and note I really wanted to start a new paragraph with that word!), I am currently in Paris and I'm borrowing a friend's laptop. It's a perfectly OK Dell laptop, running Windows 7 and using the latest version of Internet Explorer. And guess what? Hitting the Enter key does nothing on this forum. It works perfectly well on Word and other forums but here, nada! I've tried the various combinations that work in other places (ie SHFT + Enter) but nothing will convince it to create a new paragraph.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Re: The "Enter key not doing a paragraph break" problem

    Whilst playing about on the forum a little more on my friend's laptop, I've discovered it's also impossible to change the text colour. I've tried highlighting the word and using the dropdown colours - it stays black. I even did the html myself and it stayed black.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Re: The "Enter key not doing a paragraph break" problem

    The owner of the laptop seems to have Set Nowrap - but I don't know how or why and I don't know how to fix it.

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    Re: The "Enter key not doing a paragraph break" problem

    I have this problem as well. I apologize if my posts have been hard to read. I will copy and paste from notepad in the meantime.

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    Re: The "Enter key not doing a paragraph break" problem

    Maybe those familiar with html (which is not my case, I assure you) may find this too basic, but just in case: nowrap HTML Elements| Learn HTML | Tags | Tutorials | HTML Cheat Sheet
    Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.

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    Re: The "Enter key not doing a paragraph break" problem

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Whilst playing about on the forum a little more on my friend's laptop, I've discovered it's also impossible to change the text colour. I've tried highlighting the word and using the dropdown colours - it stays black. I even did the html myself and it stayed black.
    I've been away for awhile, and returned to find the exact same problem, as well as the paragraphing one! It's SO frustrating! I'm running Windows 7 and Internet Explorer 10. I'm going to try to reply within Google Chrome and see if anything changes. Not a fan of GC, but sometimes stuff works there when it doesn't anywhere else.

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    Re: The "Enter key not doing a paragraph break" problem

    Quote Originally Posted by mayita1usa View Post
    I've been away for awhile, and returned to find the exact same problem, as well as the paragraphing one! It's SO frustrating! I'm running Windows 7 and Internet Explorer 10. I'm going to try to reply within Google Chrome and see if anything changes. Not a fan of GC, but sometimes stuff works there when it doesn't anywhere else.
    Okay, well, here I am in Google Chrome and no paragraphing or color. (BTW, I also tried a simple HTML code[indent] which didn't work either. WHAT'S UP, GUYS AND GALS?????????????

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    Re: The "Enter key not doing a paragraph break" problem

    You can switch the editor to source mode, maybe that will help.

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    Re: The "Enter key not doing a paragraph break" problem

    Quote Originally Posted by mayita1usa View Post
    WHAT'S UP, GUYS AND GALS?????????????
    I have asked the webmaster to look into what might be causing it, but as most people can do these, the issue is likely to be at your end. Let's see if he or someone can dig out what that is.

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    I have never heard of this before in the 11 years running this site. I will try and look in to it more...
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