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Bug when editing existing post

Suppose I make a post, then afterwards I decide I want to make a change, I go back in and edit the existing post, and when using the "Insert SAS Code" icon/function, new carriage returns that I insert during my edit do not appear as carriage returns when I complete my edits and click on Post. I have observed this a number of times now in different threads.

 

Example:

Message 6 of https://communities.sas.com/t5/ODS-and-Base-Reporting/changind-the-columns-appearance-in-proc-report...

 

Here's the Edit view, note that PROC REPORT has four lines, the line that says "define type/across;" (and preceding carriage return) was added during the latest edit, and appears in the Edit view to have proper carriage returns.

 

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Then I click on Post, and this is how it appears, the carriage return in front of define type/across; is gone

 

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Paige Miller

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‎03-27-2018 09:04 AM
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Re: Bug when editing existing post

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@PaigeMiller When adding or editing a code block, even for something minor like inserting a line, you must use the toolbar button ({i} or "running man") to bring up the separate window and make the change.  From your description it sounds like you did that, but the symptom you describe happens when you don't -- when instead you try to simply make the change inline within the message editor.

 

It's a confusing nuance of the editor, I know.  I don't have a workaround, but here's hoping that it's a bit better when we update to our responsive design.  Also, we expect some other improvements for the message editor from our communities platform service provider -- later this year.

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Re: Bug when editing existing post

Posted in reply to PaigeMiller

@PaigeMiller When adding or editing a code block, even for something minor like inserting a line, you must use the toolbar button ({i} or "running man") to bring up the separate window and make the change.  From your description it sounds like you did that, but the symptom you describe happens when you don't -- when instead you try to simply make the change inline within the message editor.

 

It's a confusing nuance of the editor, I know.  I don't have a workaround, but here's hoping that it's a bit better when we update to our responsive design.  Also, we expect some other improvements for the message editor from our communities platform service provider -- later this year.

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Re: Bug when editing existing post

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@ChrisHemedinger wrote:

@PaigeMiller When adding or editing a code block, even for something minor like inserting a line, you must use the toolbar button ({i} or "running man") to bring up the separate window and make the change. 


Can you clarify this?

 

When I perform a later edit on a previously created post, the text in question is already in the "running man" box (because that's how I created the original post), and I edit it. I don't click on "running man" again. Are you saying I should click on the "running man" icon even though the text in question is already in the "running man" box?

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Re: Bug when editing existing post

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Exactly.  As I said, it's confusing.  It's been this way for a long time (years) -- but I'm hoping it will improve when we make our updates.

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Re: Bug when editing existing post

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Oh. Well that works. 

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Re: Please select a board to continue

Posted in reply to ChrisHemedinger

Hi Chris,

 

I'm new to the community and am attempting to load a question.  The page tells me to "Please select a board to continue" and won't allow me to post.  I don't see a place on the page to select a board.  When search for the word "board" only the above statement is highlighted.

I've tried in Chrome and IE.  Both provide the same response.

 

Please advise,

 

Thanks,

 

Jeff

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Re: Please select a board to continue

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Hi @jbighitter,

 

I'll jump in here and help. Simply place your cursor in the field that says "Select a board" and a variety of options appear. If you continue to have trouble, please let us know.

 

Best,

Shelley

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