Formatting in manual test steps stripped during upgrade from QC10 to QC11

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We have a QC10 project were the users are relying on some formatting within the manual Test Step text. they used lead spaces after CRLFs in the test steps of more than 1000 test cases. Now that we’ve upgraded the project from QC10 to QC11, the lead spaces have been stripped out, which means that test steps that were written in an outline format now appear all left-justified.

I am not sure if this is fixable – I tried exporting the test cases from QC10 to Excel, and even in that version the lead spaces were stripped out.

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Asked on March 4, 2013 2:48 pm
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Sorry, bill,
Excessive formatting in the Test Case Steps is probably the culprit here.
Your users were exploiting a ''feature'' that did not make it through to QC11 after HP's re-working of the product.
The upgrade tool perceives that formatting as extraneous and deletes it.
This white space is stripped during upgrade - for efficiency -- nothing you can do about it.

In the future, perhaps some more training of appropriate break-down of tests would be in order. Having such a long-winded test step that requires an outline-look, it much too long and should be broken into multiple tests.

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