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    Literary Submissions

    Please forgive me if this information is posted elsewhere, I couldn't find it in the help section or anywhere else. I just submitted my first literary piece to my gallery, and some of my punctuation disappeared during the upload. I just copy/pasted my story into notepad, saved that as a .txt and uploaded that file. Is there another way I should be uploading literary submissions to avoid disappearing punctuation or other formatting issues?

    I'd appreciate any help! =)

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    With quotations, you have to eliminate the fancier/"smart" quotes. I just use Replace to switch them with the simple character (don't forget to get both left and right sided ones, haha; I forgot that a few times).

    As for other punctuation, I've never noticed a problem, but it's probably a similar issue. IIRC, they're looking into fixing it.
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    Thank you for the info Thistle! I'll go back and edit my .txt file then. I noticed some other stuff missing like apostrophes on words like -they're- and such.

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    No problem! And yeah, apostrophes can be fixed the same way: replace the curvy, pretty ones with the plain text characters.
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    Thanks! I am also wondering if anyone has any advice on what writing program I can use that will automatically add those simple characters? I'm using Open Office, maybe there is setting in that. I just don't want to have to go back and edit all the punctuation. Sorry for the silly question, still new at this writing thing. ^^;

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    VictorDachs mentioned a trick for Word here. I haven't tried it in OpenOffice (which I also use) but it's possible it'll also work, given the two programs have a lot of similarities.

    I've personally just been using a private freeforum of mine, haha. I'll c&p from my original file into a topic draft and use preview to see how it looks; so far it's nailed all the fancier punctuation and lets me add the BBcode tags for italics, alignment, etc. without a lot of headaches.

    Other than that, good ol' Notepad does plain text. However, if you do Word Wrap, it can mess up the formatting of your paragraphs.
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    Brilliant, thanks! I'll give it a shot on my next short story. You've been such a help. =)

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    Happy to help :] It's great seeing interest in the Literature section here.
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    Eskiworks, if you would not mind sending an example of your writing that includes the characters that we are having issues displaying to sysop@weasyl.com this would help us to solve this issue on our end. Thank you for letting us know!

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    Sent that today Kihari, worry for the delay!

 

 

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