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Why do some posts have white backgroud?

May 20, 2012 8:29 AM

Have see a couple of posts where each line in the text has a white backgound.  Example below.

 

 

Curt Y,

 

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May 20, 2012 8:12 AM

This is NOT TRUE.  "FYI:  In Windows, to exit a program/application, clicking the Close button Picture of the Close button in the upper-right corner of the program window is the same as using the File menu, and click Exit."

 

If you click the red X you close the window and force close of the program.  Any changes you made to program will not be saved if you have the option "start Bridge at login" checked.   If you click File>Exit the program will go through the procedure to normally close down, and any changes you made will be saved. 

 
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    May 20, 2012 2:21 PM   in reply to Curt Y

    Curt, you seem to have missed this thread;

     

    http://forums.adobe.com/thread/1002437?tstart=0

     

    "Normal" participants do not seem too happy about this, not counting the messy look it gives to the forums, but I don't see it in the list of problems to be solved on May 24.

     
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    May 20, 2012 2:58 PM   in reply to Curt Y

    Claudio - that's not the problem here. In Curt's example every line of text has a wayward inline style applied:

     

    <span style="font-family: 'segoe ui',verdana,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; background-color: #ffffff;">

     

    but the post itself has a gray background, as it should.

     

    It shouldn't have the inline styles, but why it's happening is a bit of a mystery at the moment. Seems to affect content that's been cut/pasted. You can see the styles by starting a reply to Curt's post, quoting it using the icon on the editor, then switching to HTML mode.

     

     

    And with respect, you don't see post background highlighting  on the 'list of problems to fix' as it's not a bug. Adobe wanted it that way.

     
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    May 20, 2012 5:39 PM   in reply to Curt Y

    If you copied some text from a post, then you also copy the style (unless you clean the formatting data one way or another).

     

    Then you continue typing, using the existing style elements.

     

    (To clean formatting data, you can paste the copied text into Notepad, then copy it back from there; Notepad does not use formatting.  Or use something like PureText to remove formatting from the clipboard.

     
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    May 20, 2012 6:45 PM   in reply to Pat Willener

    But the point is, there are many of us who do not want any special format for post from Community Profesionals and the like...

     
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    May 21, 2012 8:10 PM   in reply to Claudio González

    But this is how Copy&Paste works: if the originating text contains formatting, this is all copied into the clipboard.  And if the target area (like this forum editor) supports formatting, then this is carried along.  And if you type after this formatted text, the formatting remains that way.

     

    Older forums mostly had text-based editors, with code like BBcode for formatting, but most modern forums have inline text formatting, which results in that behaviour.

     

    Most users don't really care how their posts look, but those who do need to learn some methods to control the formatting.  Removing formatting from copied text, or going into HTML to manually control formatting.

     

    There was some time when this forum editor removed almost all formatting from text (spammer control), but since the upgrade to 4.5, formatting remains mostly intact.  I personally like this, as it allows me to make my posts more readable.  But the side-effects are what we are seeing here...

     
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    May 22, 2012 5:52 AM   in reply to Pat Willener

    This is strange.

     

    I often quote parts of other posts by simply copying and pasting and then selecting and pressing the quote button, both before and after this latest change, and I have never seen any funny formatting.

     

    And what Claudio said, although Dave does his best to discourage us.

     
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    May 22, 2012 1:41 PM   in reply to Dave Merchant

    Dave Merchant wrote:

     

    Claudio - that's not the problem here. In Curt's example every line of text has a wayward inline style applied:

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    Well, it would seem that I only read the title of the thread and did not pay too much attention to the details of Curt's message...

     

    Am I wrong, or there was a time when copied and pasted text just took the normal formatting of text in these forums? If not, I am seeing this in other (non-Adobe) forums, and I must say that it helps a lot to keep the general tidiness of the pages.

     
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    May 24, 2012 6:20 PM   in reply to Claudio González

    Claudio,

     

    Yes, there WAS a time.

     

    Regardless of what the post's background was, the text, only, came in with my Ctrl+C/Ctrl+V. Not that long ago, that changed for me, at least on Google, where it had worked fine for quite a long time. My guess would be that it happened after a minor, Friday PM maintenance session, but cannot attribute a date to it.

     

    Things can get ugly quick, when one doe the Block Quote treatment.

     

    Hunt

     
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