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    • #18438
      Quinn
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      No seriously, use to know how write papers and was good (practice makes prefect using that analogy, wrote so many. Kind of different format member the template based to learn from pretty much think would be same end result. For now just trying to figure indrend right, paragraph and break double if needed, all good stuff like that. And to  figure out what some of these symbols in the text box are measnt for which atm have no idea. So if do post, instead of looking like a block of words,  and if can re-educate mysef in some way, maybe might be little easier on the eyes for to read.  So gotta ask, stupid question besides going back to a class, is there somewhere that tells me what symbols mean, to maybe guide me along, IDK, is there something out there (something ample hopefully), if not OK try make the best of it, ty

    • #18463
      NV Wino
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      First, we are working on a new version of JPR where posting will be much easier, and we will have some guidelines for the new format. But in the meantime, let me see if I can help you out with some basic stuff.

      1. Ignore the very top row: file, edit etc.

      2 Paragraph doesn’t work. B=bold, I=Italic. “=excerpts—it will indent and put a blue line on the left. The next three symbols are for flush left, centered, flush right. Chain is to link an article. Broken chain is to unlink. Curved arrows undo or redo typing. Next is for imojis.

      3. Type style and size don’t work. Next two are whole paragraph indents, either left or right. Sorry, I forget what the T is. Next is an eraser to remove html code. I have no idea what the omega sign is for. Next is text color. Then table formatting—never used it; don’t know if it works. Next is shortcuts. No idea if it works.

      A single return will get you a paragraph break. If you are posting images and want space between them, you have to hit return twice.

      I hope I have understood your question and that helps.

       

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    • #18550
      Quinn
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    • #19846
      mrdmk
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      The omega sign are special characters which do work.

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    • #28516
      Haikugal
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      How do we enter pictures and how do we use the erasure? Thx.

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      • #28634
        Ohio Barbarian
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        Right click on the picture you want to post, click “copy image.” Then paste in your JPR text box. Some pictures from “protected” sites won’t paste. Usually Wikipedia and photobucket pictures works just fine.

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    • #28629
      Quinn
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      Wow, looking at my first post, speaking of taking a class maybe should take one on refreshing my writing skills. Think my old English teachers would be none to happy, formulating my thoughts to paper (or tablet), that looks bad, although think I was up late. Anyhow, good question, looking specially on posting pics, looked but couldn’t find.

    • #28636
      Ohio Barbarian
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      If you’re copying from an article, make sure you have a double tool bar. Copy your 4 paragraphs or whatever, then click in your JPR text box. Then click on the clipboard emblem with the T on the second row of icons. You should see a blue box that says some geek-speak about pasting text only–it clears the formatting.

      Then paste your article, X out of the blue box, put in your link if you want and the title, and hit submit.

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    • #30239
      eridani
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      Please don’t post stuff on actually occurring events without a LINK.

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    • #35370
      Ohio Barbarian
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      Please try it now on 4.0 and see if the problems are still there. Thanks.

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