# why doesnt my formatting work in my wisiwig editor?

I am trying to format my post with extra blank lines. But for some reason they dont get reflected when i save it? But the underline etc work fine

Any idea how to sort this problem

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The Visual editor is behaving as-configured.

You will either need to pass a custom configuration setting to tell TinyMCE not to ignore multiple line-breaks, or else you will need to use the HTML editor if you want to add line-breaks in the manner that you're currently using.

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The WordPress visual editor automatically removes extra blank lines and spaces. An easy way around this is to use the following code in the HTML editor:

<p style="text-align: left;"></p>

This will preserve the spacing even when you return to the visual editor.

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align stopped being acceptable in 1998. ;) Inserting a class to the element above the empty space or <br> is much better. –  toscho May 26 '11 at 19:15
@toscho Unfortunately extra <br />s are also removed by the WordPress visual editor. And in lieu of using an apparently ancient align property, <p style="text-align: left;"></p> would be more appropriate. –  Evan Wondrasek May 26 '11 at 20:49