I've wasted an hour of my life trying to post one longer fic as a test run.
I hard code my stories ( using hmtl) in order to fit as much onto LJ. I read the faq and copied and pasted (using their tool) one of my hard coded fics to the page. However, when I hit preview, all I see is the hard coding. Nothing is italicized, but I do see all my symbols.
I then copied and pasted directly to the interface with the same results.
I also tried rich text which only stripped away all my italics.
Finally, I used their import feature, thinking if I took all four urls for all four chapters, it would combine them into a single file. No, it made them into four separate stories!
The whole point of trying to use AO3 was so I could post these really long stories as a single file.
What am I doing wrong? Is it the preview function? Does it show all my coding, but when I post the fic, does it disappear?