[SpamCop-List] Re: automation
MikeE at ster.invalid
Sun Jun 5 04:49:21 EDT 2005
Steve Sybesma wrote:
> I need some way to save keystrokes by a hot key or something that
> will allow to
> combine several functions into one key.
Here's another housekeeping problem created by 'crazy' line lengths.
If you 'back up' and look at your posts from the perspective of reading
them rather than writing them, you will see that they typically have
some kind of linelength problem. My cite above has changed the original
condition, but the original condition is full of 'shortlines'
It isn't always possible to guess at how someone's lines 'degenerated'
into what I call shortlines, but it is usually caused by lines too long.
That is, if you type longlines, and then the longlines get reformatted
into a not-so-long line, the not-so-long line will be followed by a
shortline and then another not-so-long line.
That is, in the beginning you type longline longline longline and it
becomes normal short normal short normal short.
Now, the question is, how come you are typing longlines.
I suspect you may be either typing and putting in your own returns, or
you are typing in some other editor and pasting the result into your OE
If you type paragraphs into your newsreader without returns except
between paragraphs, and if your newsreader is configured to wrap its
lines at 72-74, none of that will happen.
kibitzer, not SC admin
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