revisited: swapping text from word to CD
I know this issue has been discussed before. I would like to address it again, since i regard the seamless integration of text into CD as a high priority feature. Without that, i will have difficulties convincing others of using CD. I try to get my professor to contribute to a site i currently set up using CD. He is not really internet savvy and is happy if he can stay with word. So i try explain him that using CD is just like word. But unless CD can´t be operated from out of word, or word docs cant be loaded into CD articles, i will propably try in vain to convince him to "switch standards", as he put it.
Is there some kind of code that i may insert at the top of the article in html view, that would allow for carriage returns (<br>) upon pressing on the return key when in normal view?
Regarding the issue with paragraphs versus line breaks, I'd like to point out that CityDesk behaves in the same way as Word does. Just press Return and you'll get a new paragraph, press Shift+Return and you will get a line break.
Shift+Return! that´s great! Good to know that. It will make formatting much easier. But what about those who don´t know about it? I see myself writing a manual on my own. It still appears to me that a Return should handle the linebreak instead of Shift+Return, from the perspective of user expectations..
What I tried to point out is that the expected result from Return "should" (if one can say so) be new paragraph. That is the case in Word (which I allow myself to say sets the standard). The problem might be that Word creates new paragraphs while it looks like it creates line breaks.
I also have a problem where professors use Word for all their syllabi. A "Paste removing Word round-trip garbage and hard-coded font sizes" feature would be grand. As it is, I have to Export HTML from Word using their HTML cleanup filter add-on then manually remove all the <span> tags with hard-coded font sizes.
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