# Desktop vs mobile formating

I recently asked a question: Ruin, has come to our family

In this the answer depended on seeing the words formated in a certain way so they looked like steps and occurred n number of words into the line. I didn't think whilst creating this about how mobiles would format the text differently. Is there a tag for this, or a way of letting people know without giving too much away about the puzzle?

The first thing I'd like to note is that when Stack Exchange changes the design, especially the width of the main bar (now set to a fixed value of 728 pixels wide), your puzzle may break (even on desktop). Therefore, it might be better to include an image of the letter (which you can use to add more 'feeling'/'texture' to your puzzle as well).

If you choose a font which is legible but not 'optimized' for reading text, you might include a transcript of the letter into your puzzle as well. That transcript doesn't need to be formatted as the text in your puzzle. An example of this can be found here, though I haven't checked if the formatting is vital to solving that puzzle as it is in yours.

If all you need is to have line breaks in certain places, you can accomplish that in several ways:

1. End a line with 2 spaces, then a carriage return
2. Include a <BR> tag at the end of the line (HTML for line break)
3. Use fixed width text (indent everything with 4 spaces)

The last option might be particularly relevant, because it will prevent "soft" line breaks (breaks that happen just because the screen isn't wide enough).

So you can
arbitrarily decide how long each line is
And if a line is too long to fit in the available space, you will get a scroll bar instead of having it wrap to the next line