PBS list formatting

Mary Sue Ittner msittner@mcn.org
Tue, 29 Apr 2008 07:22:31 PDT

Like Paul I received Luc's message in one big paragraph which I agree stops 
you from wanting to read it. There are a couple of people's posts that 
arrive that way for me. I'm not sure what to do about it. When Susan and I 
were working together on the list and the wiki we discovered that what she 
received for a list message on her Mac was very different from what I 
received on my PC. All the messages are supposed to be sent in text. Html 
is stripped which is why some messages come in blank so I don't know why 
they should look different on different computers. I receive messages that 
come into my email program as html (formatted with different fonts, colors, 
embedded images) just fine. Jim McKenney's sometimes have big spaces 
between the paragraphs, but not always. That is easier to cope with than a 
jumble of words. I've often wondered also why in the archives to read some 
messages you have to scroll and to read others you don't. I expect all 
email programs are a little different and what is sent out therefore is 
different as well as what is received.

Luc's message in the archives is not compressed and in fact it has multiple 
spaces and you have to scroll to read it. At least that's how it looks on 
my computer.

Paul, if it is a message you really want to see and it comes in to your 
computer in a strange way, you may be able to read it in the archives 
(which are referenced in every message so you can easily find them.)

In my email program I can edit messages I have received so it is possible 
to go to the archives, copy the message and paste it into the message to 
substitute for that one long paragraph so it can be more easily read.

responses. I don't suppose shouting will make any difference, but for 
digest subscribers including the previous messages makes it really 
difficult to find the new messages.

Mary Sue
PBS list administrator

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