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Wanted: Geek


A few weeks ago, I mentioned that I’m in the middle of posting Waiting For Spring directly to my website (quick plug: www.rj-keller.com). I’m finding the formatting to be a little more difficult than I bargained for.

Quick plea for help:

Can anyone tell me the html code for: “Kindly indent the first line of every paragraph on this page so I don’t have to use the spacebar to do it, because the tab key sends me to the okay, I’m ready to publish the page button instead of indenting the damned first line of each paragraph like it’s supposed to do, like every typewriter and word processing program I’ve ever used has done, and I’m really getting sick of the click-click-click of the space-space-spacebar, not to mention the fact that I’m afraid of getting tendonitis in my thumb, or maybe carpal tunnel–although I don’t think you can get carpal tunnel in your thumb–as well as the very distinct possiblity of missing a paragraph, thus ripping potential readers right out of the story while they think hey, why isn’t this paragraph properly indented?????“?

Thank you in advance.

(* Also thanks to Kit Courteney who posted the hilarious geek tattoo picture on her blog.)

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6 thoughts on “Wanted: Geek”

  1. I think you need someone familiar with CSS (cascading style sheets) to set up a separate format for your novel as opposed to your regular blog entries.

    Don’t ask me. I don’t understand it, either, but a lot of people do. Young people. I had my book format done by two guys who are cumulatively 60 years younger than me.

    Good luck.

  2. I’ve been reading your blog and enjoying it so I figured I should stop and say ‘hi’.

    I wish I could help with the html question, but I have no idea. You might be able to do a search on the Internet and see if there are instructions posted someplace.

  3. Kel,
    Send the thing over to me and I’ll format it for you. I don’t want your thumb tendonitis on my conscience.

    R

  4. Thanks Rafi. Sending it over now. šŸ™‚

    Sid, until you posted your comment I didn’t know what CSS was. I did CSS research and learned all sorts of new stuff I could use, so thanks a bunch.

    COOL, isn’t it KC?

    Chad, thanks for stopping in! I’ve just been reading the synopsis of your novel and, yes, I am intrigued. Just added your blog to my blogroll.

    BTW, I’ll do the same for you, Raf, if you ever break down and start one…

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