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Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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flaflwrgrl
Sep 18, 2014 6:08 PM CST
I want to try writing an article. I was just practicing & can't seem to figure out how to place the photos where I want them to be. For instance, I wanted a photo on the right with text on the left of it, so I placed the photo on the right, went back & began text to the left. The next thing I knew, the photo had moved to the lower left. How can I make text wrap around a photo? How can I place a photo middle or far right & make it stay there?
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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Sep 18, 2014 6:22 PM CST
I'm watching this thread. Smiling
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Sep 18, 2014 6:42 PM CST

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Are you using the simple form, or the advanced form?
Name: Greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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greene
Sep 18, 2014 8:00 PM CST
Someone gave a good explanation a few weeks back; where was that thread??
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Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
Garden Sages Native Plants and Wildflowers Xeriscape Organic Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level
Butterflies Charter ATP Member Plant Identifier Region: Florida Dog Lover Birds
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flaflwrgrl
Sep 18, 2014 8:27 PM CST
dave said:Are you using the simple form, or the advanced form?


I went to Ideas & Articles & then clicked on the red "submit one here" & I never saw a choice of simple or advanced. Obviously, I missed something or went to the wrong place. I wondered if I was in the wrong place but it's been quite a while since I did anything other than a short tip.
I am a strong believer in the simple fact is that what matters in this life is how we treat others. I think that's what living is all about. Not what I've done in my life but how I've treated others.
~~ Sharon Brown ~~



Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
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SongofJoy
Sep 19, 2014 5:25 AM CST
There used to be two forms but now I only see one, the simple form.
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Name: Tiffany
Opp, AL (Zone 8b)
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purpleinopp
Sep 19, 2014 7:30 AM CST
Though this site never gives me trouble, I do have all kinds of trouble with weird formatting on a lot of web pages. I have the writing set to a HUGE size so I can see it well, more comfortably. IDK if this is relevant to this discussion or not, since this site seems to do so well adjusting to my strange settings automatically, but when I (extremely occasionally) make a blog page on a blog site, I check it with smaller writing and am sometimes surprised, sometimes to the good, sometimes bad.
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Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Sep 19, 2014 11:48 AM CST

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Ok, I remember now that there is no more advanced HTML for the ideas. It acts just like a post in a thread and is easy peasy.

But to make the images wrap left or right isn't as easy as dragging and dropping anymore. If you want to submit the idea the way it is, I can edit them to change the text to wrap around the images.

Or, I can write a tutorial on how to use bb code to do the same thing.
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
Garden Sages Native Plants and Wildflowers Xeriscape Organic Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level
Butterflies Charter ATP Member Plant Identifier Region: Florida Dog Lover Birds
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flaflwrgrl
Sep 19, 2014 11:53 AM CST
Thanks Dave, I have not yet written it but was playing around with the way I want it to look. Not that this would be the top of your to-do list, but one day it might not be a bad idea to write a tutorial for using the bb code to accomplish such.
I am a strong believer in the simple fact is that what matters in this life is how we treat others. I think that's what living is all about. Not what I've done in my life but how I've treated others.
~~ Sharon Brown ~~



Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Database Moderator
Forum moderator I helped beta test the first seed swap Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant and/or Seed Trader Garden Ideas: Master Level Sempervivums
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valleylynn
Sep 19, 2014 1:17 PM CST
I would love to have a tutorial. And does the bb coding allow for colors of background?
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Region: Texas Master Gardener: Texas Permaculture Raises cows I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Garden Ideas: Master Level Beekeeper Garden Sages Avid Green Pages Reviewer Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
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dave
Sep 19, 2014 1:29 PM CST

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No, you can't change the background color with bb codes.
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Database Moderator
Forum moderator I helped beta test the first seed swap Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant and/or Seed Trader Garden Ideas: Master Level Sempervivums
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valleylynn
Sep 19, 2014 2:17 PM CST
I have a lot to learn on how to make an article look professional. Hope I figure it out.
Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX
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porkpal
Sep 20, 2014 7:42 PM CST
You can write it with Text Edit or some other computer convenience that lets you arrange things to suit yourself and just copy it.
Porkpal
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Region: Texas Master Gardener: Texas Permaculture Raises cows I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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dave
Sep 20, 2014 7:43 PM CST

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That won't work. The formatting will not survive the copy.
Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Keeper of Poultry Farmer Roses Raises cows
Garden Ideas: Level 2 Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
porkpal
Sep 20, 2014 7:58 PM CST
Did something change? I'm pretty sure I've done that.
Porkpal
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Region: Texas Master Gardener: Texas Permaculture Raises cows I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Garden Ideas: Master Level Beekeeper Garden Sages Avid Green Pages Reviewer Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
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dave
Sep 23, 2014 8:58 AM CST

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Sorry, I didn't see your reply until just now.

Something may have changed since you last did this. Some time ago (a year or more, likely) I did away from the old WYSIWYG editor and replaced it with a simple text box just like the forums. The latter doesn't support HTML or special formatting.
Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Keeper of Poultry Farmer Roses Raises cows
Garden Ideas: Level 2 Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
porkpal
Sep 23, 2014 11:01 AM CST
Okay, that would explain it, thanks.
Porkpal
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Region: Texas Master Gardener: Texas Permaculture Raises cows I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Garden Ideas: Master Level Beekeeper Garden Sages Avid Green Pages Reviewer Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
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dave
Sep 23, 2014 1:59 PM CST

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