Problem with posting, diamond and question mark symbols showing



  • I apologize if this question has already been answered.  There’s mountains of threads on this forum now, and I don’t think I’ll have much success finding the answer in old threads.  I’m having an issue with having posts show up properly.  Have a look at the 8th post in this thread http://www.axisandallies.org/forums/index.php?topic=40665.0.  I can’t get rid of those damned diamond and question mark symbols.  I don’t know what else to do to make indentation appear as I want it.


  • 2020 2019 2018 2017 '16 '15 '14 '13 Official Q&A TripleA Moderator

    Those “�” symbols appear in case you use characters that are not accepted by the forum software.
    To use an indentation-like layout you can use the “list”-feature (see the symbol above the text-box when entering text).

    This will enter```

    [list]
    [li]enter text here[/li]
    [li]enter text here[/li]
    [/list]

    
    Just an approach of course…
    
    HTH :-)


  • Thanks for the reply.  I’ve tried using it, but it doesn’t provide all of the indentations that I need to properly show the post.  I’m trying to do this:

    [space][space][space]1.1
    [space][space][space][space][space][space]1.1.1

    Etc…

    It looks silly like that, but I’m not sure how else to demonstrate this.  It doesn’t look bad when it’s actual spaces, without those symbols of course.


  • 2020 2019 2018 2017 '16 '15 '14 '13 Official Q&A TripleA Moderator

    Formatting options are very limited, indeed. I am not aware of others than those given above the text input field when writing a forum posting.

    As a workaround you could write your text using Word, OpenOffice, Google Docs or whatever software that allows formatting the way you want.
    Just create for example a PDF of your text and attach the PDF to your posting. You can use other formats, too.



  • Thanks again man.  I uploaded a word document in the previous post in that other thread.  I guess this is case closed.  Your help is appreciated 🙂

    Edit: I actually figured out how to make indentations.  It was not obvious by any means, but possible

    Here’s what I did:

    Text

    • Text

      • Text

        • More Text

        • Text

        
        Text
        
        [list]
        [li]Text
        
        [list]
        [li]Text
        
        [list]
        [li]More Text
         [/li]
        [/list]
        
        [li]Text
         [/li]
        
        [/li][/list][/li][/list]
        

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