I will take a break from this page today:
Because, otherwise, I'll put my fist through the screen.
SacredPath thankfully put me on to http://wpbtips.wordpress.com and there I've found solutions for issues that have plagued me for years. One is how to indent paragraphs.
The site recommends: <div style="text-indent:2.3em;"> which works. There's also the vertical space between the paragraphs that I'd really like to kill, but I figured I'd tackle that down the road. Using the shift-return eliminates the vertical space, but this trick also loses the paragraph indent. :(
Then the page got really long and I wanted to keep it so the scrolling happened within the screen, so my logo and contact info on the header was always in sight. So I found this to add a scroll bar: <div style="padding: 3px; overflow: auto; height: 500px; white-space: pre-wrap;"> which works.
But the scroll bar doesn't like the paragraph indent, or _something_, because now I have an extra carriage return or two after each and every paragraph on the page. It's like I don't know how to lay out a page. I've tried going through and deleting all the extra carriage returns in both HTML and Visual views and they ALWAYS come back when I update the page.
I'm just trying to go for some basic, simple, clean text here and it's like I'm wrestling a greasy king king cobra snake when I work in WordPress. Adding X always messes up two other things and I spend, literally, HOURS trying to make it work.
Do I have to lose the scroll bar to keep the paragraphs happy? I'd really like to keep both, AND tighen up the space between the paragraphs.
The blog I need help with is iebatest.wordpress.com.