Text Wrap on Announce List


#1

I have 2 announcement lists. One is a test list and I’m the only recipient. The other is my official subscriber list.

When I paste a message from WordPad into my test list text box, it looks fine.

When I paste it into my official list, there is no text wrap, and I have to scroll to the right to read to the end of the line.

Character set on both is iso-8859-1

How can I fix this? Need to send an email out really soon.

thanks!


#2

Did you check or uncheck the box next to “Is this HTML?”

If it is checked, then the text will be considered HTML, and in HTML, text is word-wrapped automatically and white space collapsed.

However, if you do not check that box, the text will NOT be considered HTML. Thus no automatic word-wrapping or white space collapsing.

You’ll need to insert line breaks in the text. A line break, aka “new line” is a character sequence that tells the software where to break text into lines. In the case of e-mail, a new line is a carriage return followed by a linefeed. Operating systems might have different ideas, such as just a linefeed on UNIX and just a carraige return on Mac, if IIRC.

I whipped up a CGI script that does word wrapping. Copy your text here and submit the form, and it will insert line breaks.

Tabs are characters that are kinda like extra-wide spaces, but the width depends on the software showing the text, so usually its a good idea to convert each tab to a series of spaces instead. However if you need the tab characters, set “Tabs” to “Yes”.

http://atropos.openvein.org/web/dreamhost/perl/wordwrap.pl

The source is available at http://atropos.openvein.org/web/dreamhost/perl/source/wordwrap.pl

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