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So, I've been trying to get our Merlin big bang fic to show up with anything like reasonable formatting on AO3 for about four hours, now, and nothing is working.

I've tried c/p-ing from LJ posts. I've tried c/p-ing from LJ's rich text editor into AO3's rich text editor. I've tried c/p-ing from LJ's html editor to AO3's html editor. I've tried c/p-ing from google docs into AO3's rich text editor.

Every single thing I've tried results in the same issues: all of our text formatting is stripped out, and thousands of extra line breaks appear. It's especially frustrating because everything looks perfect inside the rich text editor, and then it doesn't look anything like that when I hit "Preview."

Those of you who have posted successfully at AO3 before: How the hell do you get your stories to format properly?

Date: 2011-08-14 02:27 pm (UTC)
lady_ganesh: A Clue card featuring Miss Scarlett. (Default)
From: [personal profile] lady_ganesh
Has it already been posted? Have you tried the importer from LJ? (if you need to keep it locked, I suspect this is a problem.) Mostly I post to LJ first and pull the fic in from there. If you write in rich text, I'm afraid I probably don't have much more advice than that.

Date: 2011-08-14 11:22 pm (UTC)
lady_ganesh: Gonou and Kanan with the text "Very Bad Idea." (this won't end well)
From: [personal profile] lady_ganesh
That is really weird! I'd be tempted to put in a note to Support, usually they're slow as hell but it might be worth trying.


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