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Whenever I give answers to the questions, my original format of the answer is not maintained. It is changed to all continuous statements all line by lines. So it becomes very clumsy for the reader, and me too.

How to maintain the answer format?

  • I went ahead and modified every answer that needed formatting fixes and removed any unnecessary statements (“Thanks”, “Merry Christmas”, etc). Please be mindful of the formatting in the future – Ramhound Dec 26 '19 at 18:56
  • Every time you go to answer there is a "help" questionmark that gives you hints and tips for formatting. There is even a link to the main help pages for the markdown system that Stack Exchange uses: i.stack.imgur.com/yXFBm.jpg – Mokubai Dec 26 '19 at 22:49
  • You are also able to see the "source code" for every users answer by clicking the "improve" or "edit" button under it to see how the formatting is achieved. You can then simply cancel the edit. You could also have gone to the help center where we also hold the markdown formatting guides. – Mokubai Dec 26 '19 at 22:58
  • I'm just guessing from your description, but it sounds like you're putting in paragraph breaks and the result is being displayed as a single large block. That happens if you use a single "Enter" as a paragraph break. You need two Enters. Also, in certain cases, like quoted text, finishing a sentence and following it immediately with an Enter won't be recognized as a new paragraph for text wrapping purposes. Adding two spaces before the Enter solves most of those. – fixer1234 Dec 27 '19 at 20:21
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    Worth pointing out that the exact formatting of your answer is always displayed before you hit the submit button. – Ramhound Dec 28 '19 at 4:42
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Post texts are rendered in markdown. By default, whitespaces will be stripped (as happens in HTML, e.g.). You can explicitly format your answer with markdown tags, as well as a limited subset of HTML tags - see markdown help for additional details.

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