tevere: Jihae, solemn with hint of smile (Default)
[personal profile] tevere
Help! How do I create block indents in an AO3 story? Using the blockquote tag gives an ugly vertical line down the side, and I have wrapping text so I can't use a non-breaking space. A table didn't seem to work, but probably because I don't know how to specify an appropriate table width (can you specify a percentage width of the screen?). Can you insert CSS directly into where the story goes, or do I have to-- shudder!-- create some kind of special story-specific style sheet?


ETA: Fixed due to everyone's awesome advice! ♥

Date: 2012-12-20 05:25 am (UTC)
liviapenn: miss piggy bends jail bars (remains sexy while doing so) (Default)
From: [personal profile] liviapenn

Table is probably the best way to do it without CSS. Try something like this?

[table border="0" width="80%"]
[td]The Paragraph[/td]

Date: 2012-12-20 05:31 am (UTC)
liviapenn: miss piggy bends jail bars (remains sexy while doing so) (Default)
From: [personal profile] liviapenn

OK, actually I just tested that and... it doesn't seem to work for me using % or px... which is odd, because "width" is totally an allowed attribute on the AO3, although I did just preview the draft & not post it, so maybe it would have worked if I posted it. But yeah, either that or using CSS to make an attribute for blockquotes, either "border-style-left : none" or "border-left : none" should work.

Date: 2012-12-20 06:29 am (UTC)
mementis: (Default)
From: [personal profile] mementis
It might be because the table is 80% wide but still justified to the left. Try wrapping the whole thing in a
or just plain

Date: 2012-12-20 06:30 am (UTC)
mementis: (Default)
From: [personal profile] mementis
Ha. Make that:

<div align=center></div> or just plain <center></center>

Date: 2012-12-20 07:42 am (UTC)
mementis: (Default)
From: [personal profile] mementis
CSS that comes from a separate stylesheet or skin should not work in a download scenario. CSS that is inline with the HTML may actually hang around (it depends on how far they go when they generate the HTML). On the other hand, the blockquote tag I gave you (below) with the border turned off should work properly in both scenarios.

Date: 2012-12-20 06:33 am (UTC)
mementis: (Default)
From: [personal profile] mementis
Give this a shot, also: instead of the normal blockquote, try <blockquote style="border: 0px;"></blockquote>. And sometimes <dl><dd>your content here</dd></dl> - but that depends on how those tags are styled by the site, and so it's more fragile.

Date: 2012-12-20 07:03 am (UTC)
the_grynne: (Default)
From: [personal profile] the_grynne
No idea, but I can't wait to read your story!

Date: 2012-12-20 07:33 am (UTC)
copracat: Julia Margaret Cameron's photo of Alice Liddell as Pomona (pomona)
From: [personal profile] copracat
I have no idea, but you should put in a support query as they may have an answer.

Date: 2012-12-20 08:00 am (UTC)
copracat: dreamwidth vera (Default)
From: [personal profile] copracat
OMG yes.

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