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Line breaks disappear from saved editing window.

  1. If I leave an editing window saved but open when I close my browser, Chrome, when I reopen the post for editing, all the line breaks are gone. Is there a way to prevent this?
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  2. thistimethisspace
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    Blog editors and word processors are not the same and do not work the same way. The web standard is one blank line only, so you cannot add more blank lines by pressing return repeatedly like you would do with a typewriter or in a word processing application. If you want to learn yow to format and space your posts and pages see:
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/writing-and-formatting-poetry/

    If you are working in the Visual editor, to get single spacing between paragraphs hold the SHIFT key down and simultaneously click ENTER at the end of the paragraph.

    If you are working in the HTML (Text) editor, a single click of ENTER will give you a single-spaced line, and two clicks of ENTER will result in double spaced lines. http://onecoolsitebloggingtips.com/2011/09/13/wordpress-formatting-and-spacing/

    To fix this on already published posts or pages, edit them, highlight all, select Paragraph from the Format tool (row 2 tool 1), switch the editor to Text and back to Visual, click Update. For future posts, make sure the Format tool is set to Paragraph before you start typing. http://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/enters-dont-matter?replies=3#post-1046048

  3. If I understand your info correctly, my problem is different. The line breaks I have already created and saved many times all get wiped out if I close the browser tab containing an open WordPress editing window. So when I go to edit the post again, I find it has become a single line with no breaks. My workaround is to never leave a WP editing window open, even if I have saved the changes. Before this started happening, I would have several saved posts open so that I could edit them during the day.

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