"Exiting" from a div to create a new, unrelated paragraph

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"Exiting" from a div to create a new, unrelated paragraph

Postby mafaulkner on Thu Nov 15, 2012 1:47 pm

What's the trick for starting a new paragraph outside a div? I sometimes have nested divs three or four levels deep, so when I want to create a new paragraph outside the div, I have to keep right-clicking it and moving it left. Flare seems to require me to plan the shape of my topic before I start writing.

Is there a secret to simply starting a new paragraph at the body level?
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Re: "Exiting" from a div to create a new, unrelated paragraph

Postby LTinker68 on Thu Nov 15, 2012 4:51 pm

I think when you click return and get the new div, you can click the outdent icon to have it move left, although if you're several layers deep you might have to keep clicking the outdent icon.

When I write, I tend to keep put in a few blank paragraphs, then go back to the first one, enter my content, then press enter to insert a new paragraph, which leaves my original extra paragraphs left. When I'm done writing the topic I'll delete the unused paragraphs. I've sort of gotten in that habit with Word, too, because sometimes it's hard to get out of something and back to a normal paragraph. Actually, I think I started the habit in Word and continued in Flare.

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Re: "Exiting" from a div to create a new, unrelated paragraph

Postby kwag_myers on Mon Nov 19, 2012 8:56 am

Another option is to Save and switch over to the Text Editor. You can then manually type in <p></p>, Save again and go back to the XML Editor. Not ideal, but effective.
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Re: "Exiting" from a div to create a new, unrelated paragraph

Postby Psider on Sun Jan 06, 2013 6:58 pm

You can also do this with the arrow keys, paying attention to the shape and spacing of the cursor icon - although it's much easier when displaying the tag bar.

Basically make sure the cursor is at the end of the div, then press the down arrow key until it is a broad horizontal cursor with a larger gap from text.

For example, if you have two levels of divs, the first down arrow will result in a broad horizontal cursor close to the text, as will the second down arrow (pressing enter here will add a P to the first div). The third arrow down will result in a wider gap from the text. Pressing enter here will add a P to the body immediately after the first div. It is easier to see with the tag bar, as the relevant div will be highlighted at each step.


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Re: "Exiting" from a div to create a new, unrelated paragrap

Postby FeeMaher on Mon Apr 06, 2020 7:11 pm

This is a god send - thank-you!! I have been trying to get around this for ages!!
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