I find the editor that xenforo has implemented to be frustrating. Case in point: I paste some text in from Word. The text looks fine. 2 spaces in-between paragraphs. But when I click Preview, all of the spaces between paragraphs are gone! I then have to go insert an extra space between paragraphs in the editor window, which looks like 3 spaces until I preview or save.
Crickets. That's wysiNOTwyg. Why is that? And what's the solution? Thanks.
WikiMedia has a plugin that converts Word formatting to the best approximation via CSS. It's as accurate as it can be, but not 100% of course.
@jauburn, you might have better luck offering to pay someone to write an add-on for you rather than waiting for (or demanding that) XenForo to implement the kind of formatting you want.
Personally, I would find the kind of formatting you're looking for to be disruptive. I do as much as I can to limit what a user can "customize" in a post. I think too many text customizations detract from the conversation in the thread.
But that's just me, and that's for a general forum, of course, not a poetry forum like you run.