This is expected behaviour as snippet are designed to be used for distinct chunks of text that do not form a part of a sustantive paragraph. You may want to consider another approach one of which I covered in a blog post just yesterday. You can read it here. Another option would be use a macro tool like Macro Express that is worth its weight in gold - and it isn't that heavy in financial terms.
|The RoboColum(n)||@robocolumn||Colum McAndrew|