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December 2010
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Mama Deb [userpic]

I'm c&p'ing a story for my pda.

It's in chapters. It's in chapters on someone's lj, so if I don't want the comments, and I don't, I have to click and scroll to only get story. But, interspersed as, I think, scene breaks, is this *huge* picture. Which means I have to click and scroll within the chapters because the alternative is c&p the pictures, and that makes Word unhappy.

People, *please*, take pity on us older folks. Don't make it hard to read your stories because, honestly, if I weren't several chapters in, I'd just plain stop. I know the newer readers like chapters because you told me this. Do you have to make it harder with big graphics?

ETA: My husband, bored with my complaining (and who could blame him?) suggested that I simply turn off picture loading. That worked. I feel very dumb now.


I thank you for your advice, and I know it was well-meant. However.

You misunderstood. I'm not complaining about the journal itself. Even if they'd used LJ default for their comments page, the problem would remain. And if I were simply reading on their journal, there would be no problems, either. But I wanted to get it in a condition to download to my pda so I could read it away from my computer.

The problem is the graphic within the text of the story. Since I don't want the comments on my pda, I would have to cut and paste just the text of the story anyway - fourteen times, once for each chapter - but because they included a large graphic as a scene separator, I had to cut and paste several times within each chapter to eliminate the graphic. The other choice would have been to paste the chapter with the graphics to my word processor and wait a rather long time for it to load, and then delete the graphic one by one in the chapter before going on to the next. Either way, it added an extra layer of annoyance.

Yuck, that does sound annoying.

Yep, I apologize that I misunderstood. Such is always the danger of drive-by advising people I don't know. I need to learn to curb that instinct a bit more.