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How does one get carriage returns into a post to form paragraphs? Both these sentences were entered with a couple carriage returns between them, but do not show up separated.
 

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Not
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the

problem
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maybe you want Ctrl-Enter?
 

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Ok, I tried something: I looked at some text in the reply window and there were all these P's and /Ps inside of those left and right arrow symbols (HTML tags).

So I added them in myself and wallah! It worked!

I assume the P is for paragraph, but why am I unable to simply use a couple returns to do this? I assume everyone else is simply doing just that?
 

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On my Droid Turbo, using the Springfield Forum app, a reply like this one is entered on a line at the bottom of the page.

There is a green circle with the icon for Enter key on it. Hitting that button breaks to a new paragraph.

Some phones have settings in their text messaging program that try to minimize your character count. That used to affect billing for text messages. Suppressing paragraph breaks saves 2 characters ( carriage return and line feed ) for each occurrence.
 

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Do you hear the bell before you hit the carriage return?

Just kiddin'. But, you do know that only us older folks know what a carriage return is?
 

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And fewer understand why there are two characters CR and LF.
 

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The problem could be due to using IE8 running on XP. I am still using it because I have several programs that will not run on Windows 7.

The newlines (carriage return / linefeed) are actually in the reply box; they are still there if I copy the text and place it in notepad, for example. So I imagine they are just getting stripped out somewhere in the process of submitting the reply.

I assume everyone starts out with the same default settings when they start using the forum, and since no one seems to be doing anything special, I would guess that the problem lies at my end with IE8.
 

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I had to design a text input box that would normalize input from systems with every encoding and character set that might be used anywhere in the universe... I found that a failsafe mode that passed a subset of html tags like <br> and <p> was necessary to avoid having to debug possibly unique user issues.
 

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Fun stuff parsing every character to eliminate all but a common subset. But why won't his system display it the way he enters it? Something in his system is eliminating the intended function of the Enter key. Is there a setting in his IE that does it?
 

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Yeah, Gibbs would probably head slap both of us...
 
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