Solomoriah wrote:Your paragraph is running off the bottom of the page, and you want it all on the next page... so you press ENTER at the beginning of the paragraph to push it down.
Bad dog, no biscuit. If you want the paragraph to stay together, you use the paragraph options to keep the paragraph together. This way, when the document flow changes, you won't have to find and remove that extra blank paragraph.
This is my public apology to J.D. Neal. When I wrote those words above, what was in my head was light-hearted and positive; when I re-read them, I saw nasty and negative. If another forum member wrote that, I'd have been sending them a warning right away. I should have read it over before hitting SUBMIT; if I had, I'd have omitted the "bad dog, no biscuit" bit entirely, and rewritten the rest so the tone was solid and professional.
I hardly ever write the way I speak. Around here, the "bad dog, no biscuit" joke has no teeth, and I never considered that it might be rather harsh in print. Normally I edit out all the bits like that, because I never know how someone will see them.
But this is an apology, not me trying to weasel out of anything. I wrote those words, and I can see how cross and nasty they read now, and I am truly and heartily sorry.
To anyone else reading these words: If you are an author, contributor, artist, proofreader, or any other sort of member of this project, and I have been rude to you, consider this my apology to you as well. I really never mean to be an ass, it just happens sometimes.