Author Topic: Not New, but Seems Best Place To Ask  (Read 1050 times)

BrokenRomance

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Not New, but Seems Best Place To Ask
« on: May 21, 2019, 01:02:40 PM »
Does anyone know how to made wordpad format to the exact width to write for the form on the MUD to apply for a character? I feel so rude every time finding out that I sent in a description that the staff had to format for me because it was the right size in my notepad, but not in the game.
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Cerelum

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Re: Not New, but Seems Best Place To Ask
« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2019, 03:00:55 PM »
If you hit .f

Then .s it will format it and show it to you before you finish the editor.
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mansa

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Re: Not New, but Seems Best Place To Ask
« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2019, 04:20:16 PM »
Does anyone know how to made wordpad format to the exact width to write for the form on the MUD to apply for a character? I feel so rude every time finding out that I sent in a description that the staff had to format for me because it was the right size in my notepad, but not in the game.

I usually use notepad and type out 77 characters as a range to keep

Like this:
1234567890123456789012345678901234567890123456789012345678901234567

..and then try and make the description stop or new line after the edge.
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cnemus

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Re: Not New, but Seems Best Place To Ask
« Reply #4 on: May 21, 2019, 05:19:01 PM »
This thread has some useful tips for using the editor: https://gdb.armageddon.org/index.php/topic,54513.msg1027629.html#msg1027629

All of the tips for boards, scrolls, etc. apply to the character editor, tdesc, or anything that activates the editor.

Be sure to use a monospace (fixed-width or unispace) font (where every letter takes up the same amount of space) such as courier, courier new, lucida console, monaco, and consolas.

I also suggest Notepad++. It will keep track of line numbers (amongst other things) so you can confirm you have a full line break at the appropriate places.
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Re: Not New, but Seems Best Place To Ask
« Reply #5 on: May 24, 2019, 12:53:50 PM »
BEHOLD!

http://tools.zenverse.net/word-wrap/
http://appincredible.com/online/word-wrap/


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Lizzie

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Re: Not New, but Seems Best Place To Ask
« Reply #6 on: May 24, 2019, 03:57:29 PM »
Definitely don't use a "hard return." People viewing with different font sizes or different
types of
fonts would end up seeing things look something like this.
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cnemus

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Re: Not New, but Seems Best Place To Ask
« Reply #7 on: May 24, 2019, 05:17:22 PM »
[---|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----]
Using a hard return is fine
as long as you do not
exceed the line buffer.

It's when you do exceed the buffer and use a return or do not format that
you
sometimes see an auto format appear or word wrap in unexpected
places.

This is based on character count, not visible location
which is why monospace font is important when
composing.
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path

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Re: Not New, but Seems Best Place To Ask
« Reply #8 on: May 25, 2019, 09:04:24 AM »
For me, when I'm entering anything into the mud text editor, hard return is ideal as long as the buffer length is correct, because then I don't even have to fuss about reformatting. It goes much faster.

But when I do format, I always use .i
This indents your paragraph. You can use it on scrolls, and also in tdesc, as well as the rare times when you're submitting a new character mdesc. .h will show you all the different text editing options, including a spell checker.

I wanted to add, .c
Which will clear whatever you've already written. I use that to make multiple paragraphs by submitting the first paragraph, indenting it (using .i) then I paste it into separate notepad and clear it (.c) then repeat with the following paragraphs. Finally I can paste what I've put in the notepad and it will come out perfectly indented with the right character count.

This is especially nice for scrolls, but I mainly use it in backgrounds.
« Last Edit: May 25, 2019, 09:16:02 AM by path »
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