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buckaroo
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When I copy code from a post whether it is in a code block or not, then paste it in my editor it is all in one long line.
Has anyone else experienced this?
Is this normal?
Or is there a fix?

Using Scintila Text Editor Version 1.51-wbd-1 on a Windows XP machine.
Thanks
 
Sheriff
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It's an HTML thing.
What I normally do is select "Reply with quote" on the post, then cut the code from the editor window.
 
Wanderer
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What I normally do is select "Reply with quote" on the post, then cut the code from the editor window.
Me too. Well, I really use the "edit post" key rather than "reply with quote", but same idea. Either way we don't actually submit the reply/changes, we just use the window to get a different view of the code, and grab a copy of that. One complication though is that when we do this, although line breaks and indentation have been preserved, all < and > have been replaced with &lt; and &gt;. It's necessary to go back and fix these. Fortunately your compiler will tell you about any you miss.
 
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I think that only sheriffs (and sometimes bartenders) can do the "edit" thing nowadays.
 
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Guess you're right. Pity. Well, the warning about &lt; &gt; is still valid at least.
 
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