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
    Commented Dec 26, 2019 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.sstatic.net/yXFBm.jpg
    – Mokubai Mod
    Commented Dec 26, 2019 at 22:49
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    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 Mod
    Commented Dec 26, 2019 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
    Commented Dec 27, 2019 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
    Commented Dec 28, 2019 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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